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UPDATED: Pinehurst family loses home just days before children start school

By Eric Williams

A Pinehurst family of four is now homeless after losing all their belongings in a house fire.

According to Pinehurst Fire Chief Shon Branham, firefighters responded to the reported structure fire in the 3700 block of Lark Street at approximately 5 p.m. on  Friday.
Upon arrival on scene, fire fighters found the home fully involved in flames and heavy black smoke could be seen several blocks away.
Firefighters quickly attacked the blaze, and kept the flames from spreading to nearby structures.
“No one was home at the time of the fire, the tenant had just left the home to pick up her kids from day care when the fire broke out,” Branham said. “The home appears to be a total lost and the investigation is ongoing at this time, and the cause of the fire is unknown.”
Several fire departments assisted with battling the fire. No injuries were reported from the fire.
According to Sarah Curl, she and her three kids resided at the residence at the time of the fire.

” I would have made it back home before the fire possibly had broken out, but I was stuck in traffic picking up the kids from daycare,” Curl said.

The kids are in need of any clothes and donations that anyone can donate to the family. The kids ages and sizes are as follow:

Girl, age 6, size 7/8 clothes and shoes size 1-2

Boy, age 4, size 6/7 clothes and shoes size 13

Boy, age 2, size 2t bottom and 3/4t top and size 4 diapers.

The family says anyone wishing to make a monetary donation may do so by PayPal account under the email slc921@gmail.com .

Clothing only can be dropped off at Pinehurst City Hall, 2497 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. according to Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III.