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Christmas Fire Leaves Pittsboro Family Homeless

Posted December 25, 2006 12:52 p.m. EST
Updated December 26, 2006 6:25 a.m. EST

— 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.