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Family starting over after devastating fire

A family is starting over after their home in the 900 block of Tinsley Road in Gadsden burned Thursday, December 5.

According to officials on scene, one person, Norma Luna, was in the home sleeping when she woke up having a hard time breathing and exited the home to call 911.

Two dogs and a cat were in the home at the time of the fire. One dog exited the home early in the blaze while the other dog was rescued by a firefighter approximately two hours later. According to the family of Luna, the cat has not been rescued.

Gadsden Mayor and firefighter Randy Smith said, the fire rekindled twice during the night and the department was quick to respond and put out the blaze.

Luna and her 17 year old son lived in the rental home and are currently staying with family until they find a new rental home. They lost all home furnishings and clothes in the fire and will be starting off new.

Luna wears women’s size x-large and 2x-large shirts, x-large or size 18 pants and size 8.5 shoes. Her son wears a 2x-large shirt and pants and 11.5 to 12 shoes. Her son also has interests in gaming and Harry Potter.

Donations can be made at 102 Sweetgum Drive in Humboldt or at 1527 East View Drive in Humboldt. Family can also be contact at 731-420-6103.

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