Fire leaves family of 7 homeless in Pontiac

A family of seven is homeless after a fire Saturday destroys their house, leaves them homeless and takes the life of three-out-of-four family pets.

The fire was first reported around 11:30 a.m. Saturdayat a home in 100 block of Murphy Street in Pontiac.

The fire quickly spread throughout the house, too fast for firefighters to be able to control the blaze before it burned the entire house.

The family lost their home, their cars, jet skis, a camper but most importantly to them, they lost 3 beloved pets. 3 pitbulls perished in the fire according to family members.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's department, there were no injuries to any of the people living inside, just to the pets.

Red Cross is helping the family with housing for a few days, but the family has no idea what they will do after that. There has been a GoFundMe page started which you can visit here: http://www.gofundme.com/sy8c88.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature, caused by children playing with a lighter.






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