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Family escapes morning fire

A rainbow becomes visible as firefighters work the scene A rainbow becomes visible as firefighters work the scene
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Firefighters are working to determine what started a house fire Friday morning that destroyed a house on Festus Street in Thomasville. It began around 9:00 a.m. according to officials.

Two people living in the house were able to escape unharmed. The Red Cross is providing assistance to them.      

 Jasmine Collins saw video of the blaze on Instagram on Friday morning, the caption read I hate that this happened to whoever stays there Jasmine immediately recognized the home.  

"Seen the video on Instagram and I was like I know this house, then I came over here and it was gone," she said.  

Her Aunt Dorothy Crawford's home on 118 Festus street was destroyed by an early morning blaze that began in the living room.   "We got a call early this morning of a structure fire, We arrived on scene we had heavy fire showing from the structure," fire official Tim Connell.

The home is a complete loss, but family members are just glad that their loved ones were able to get out of the home and to a neighbor's safely.

Collins says she originally planned to go on a field trip with her daughter today, but that changed,"And I said that's my auntie house and I just parked the jeep and I just ran over here."  

She says she couldn't breathe until she knew that everyone made it safely out of the house,   "and when that man turned around and said it was two elderly women, but they got out I was like… okay."   

"Long as I know they are out I'm fine but the house is gone, everything in there...  gone."

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, and while valuables were lost in the fire, the family is thankful no one was hurt.

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