Family loses home in fire

Mother asks public to help her children

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville family is looking for help after they lost their home to an electrical fire Friday morning.  

"A place, clothes, anything," said Yolanda Harvey. 

Fire broke out at Harvey's home Friday morning. Michael Reinhardt was asleep on the couch when the smoke woke him up. Reinhardt said he ran across the street to get his neighbors to dial 911 and then watched his home burn. 

"It was crazy. It just, I can't put it in words," said Reinhardt. "I was scared..."

Less than a week before Thanksgiving, the family is grateful that no one was hurt in the fire, but they said they are desperate for help.

"Find my kids somewhere to stay if anybody can help, clothes I planned for Christmas but it got everything," said Harvey.  

Harvey and Reinhardt's children are 5 and 8-years-old. The oldest child is hearing impaired and has heart problems. 

For the most part, the family said they only have the clothes on their backs and $550 from the Red Cross to get them through the next few days.

Harvey asked that anyone who wants to help her and the family call her at (904) 305-0494.


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