A family of seven is homeless after a fire engulfed their home Thursday morning on the city's north side.

"Sister-in-law had called me and said my house was on fire, so when I came I literally jumped out of the truck and I ran across the field, and I saw just flames coming out from everywhere," resident Latoya Charay Davis-Green said.

According to Green, it was just after 1 a.m. Thursday when her son was outside of their home on the corner of John Street and Lexington Avenue and saw flames coming from the living room.

"He couldn't get in, so he kicked the door open, and when he kicked the door the smoke came out at him and came into his face. So he jumped off the porch and ran around to the front of the house and was yelling, 'Auntie, the house is on fire! The house is on fire!'" Green said.

Everyone was out when firefighters arrived, but flames spread quickly.

"It toasted my car. My car looks like a marshmallow. My sister-in-law's car is totaled. Both cars are just totaled," Green said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. While the family lost everything, they are still glad they have each other.

"Kiss your babies," Green said. "Tomorrow is not promised."

The Red Cross has stepped in to help the family.

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