Home destroyed after evening fire

May. 07, 2013 @ 06:08 PM

Alishia and Jamal Page could be seen outside their home on 2610 Cartsen Ave. trying to salvage the burnt and charred pieces of their life Tuesday morning.
A fire had destroyed the two-story home that the Page family had being renting for the past four years the evening before.
“We came home and my grandmother, who was here baby-sitting my two kids and my husband’s handicapped grandmother, said that she smells a weird smell in the house. Jamal decided to investigate and see what is going on,” Alishia said. “He opened the upstairs door and the whole floor was on fire. He then told us to get out of the house.”
The fire was reported at 7:30 p.m. and when firefighters arrived, they could see smoke coming out of the residence, according to High Point Fire Department Capt. Denita Lynch.
No one was injured, but the blaze caused $26,500 worth of damage to the house, according to Lynch.
The fire left the Pages, their two young children, Alishia’s sister and Jamal’s grandmother, without a home.
“It all happened so quickly,” Alishia said. “From what we’ve seen, the front room is totally destroyed. Everything that I had in there is gone. A bedroom is completely gone from where the fire came through the ceiling. The dining room and back bedroom are watered down.”
The Red Cross assisted the family with a temporary place to stay at the Crestwood Suites, but Alishia said the family hopes to be in their own home soon.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
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