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Christmas Fire Leaves Pittsboro Family Homeless

Posted December 25, 2006
Updated December 26, 2006

— A mother and her young child are staying with family members after their house caught fire early Monday morning.

Pam Reeves said the fire at her rural Pittsboro home at 410 Guthrie Road broke out at about 2 a.m. while she and her 3-year-old son were next door at her father's house preparing Christmas dinner.

Her neighbor, who is also her brother, stopped by the house and told her about the fire. She said that by the time she got to it, flames were coming out of the roof and smoke from the windows.

Everything inside was destroyed, she said.

"I was not expecting anything like this. It's real shocking," Reeves said. "Once it's gone, we can't get it back. The one good thing was that my life was spared -- my baby's. He wasn't in there. So, that's one good thing."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Friends, family and members of a nearby church plan to raise money for new clothes and food.

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  • dreambenefits2 Dec 26, 2006

    We have a few items that we would like to donate to this family in Pittsboro! Should we contact the church or family members directly. Please advise!


  • diwanicki Dec 25, 2006

    How can I get some items to them. Thank you for helping this family today. I am glad to know the family wasnot home at the time.

  • bradwhitinc Dec 25, 2006

    Please join me in helping this mother and her son! Earlier today my business partner and I were able to get a bag of toys to the little boy and a very few personal items to the mother. But they will need much more support in the days to come. I would like to thank WRAL phone staff, Chatam County 911 dispatch, Walgreens in Fuquay and the Red Cross that all helped the two of us locate this family on Christmas day and provide a little Christams cheer on an otherwise very devastating day. Thank you all for today...now let's start on tomorrow!