A woman and her fiance were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after the couple barely escaped a house fire on Friday.
It happened just after 2 a.m. at a home on Caesar and 15th Street in Kingsville. Mary Clemmons and her disabled fiance woke up because they felt the extreme heat of the fire. They had to jump out of a window to escape the blaze.
The two worried that Mary's daughter may have been trapped. They later found out that the 19-year old girl was not home and was safe at a friend's house.
The couple was taken to the hospital to get checked out after they were overcome by all the smoke. They are out of the hospital now, and are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.
The only item Clemmons was able to save from the flames was a family picture.
"I contacted the Red Cross," Clemmons said. "They are helping me a little bit. After that is finished, I don't know what's next. Don't know what I'm going to do. No insurance."
The fire started in the daughters bedroom. Fire investigators have not yet determined a cause, however, Clemmons believes the fire was intentionally set by someone targeting her family.
In the meantime, if you would like to help this family, a bank account has been set up at the Wells Fargo Bank in Kingsville under the name Mary Clemmons. The account number is 3268260712.
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