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Home damaged by fire overnight in Hinesville

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HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

A family of three adults and a child were put out of their home due to a fire early Friday morning.

The fire broke out at a home at 403 Club Dr.  Family members told WTOC that they woke up to the smell of smoke. The mother said that she tried to put out the flames, but that when she returned with water, the smoke was too much to take so she began screaming for everyone to get out of the house immediately.

The oldest son said he woke up to his mother screaming for everyone to get out. He said that their family has lived in the home for about 10 years and is shocked and devastated by the damage the fire caused to their home. But he said he's thankful that everyone made it out safely.

Liberty County fire crews responded to the fire. When they got there, they saw that the back of the home was damaged around the laundry room. That is where fire officials believe the fire may have started.

At this time there is no power to the home. Georgia Power crews were out at the home early Friday to try to restore power to the rooms that were not damaged.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers came out and provided funds for food, clothing and temporary shelter for family. The family said that they are so grateful for the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

To make a financial donation to the Red Cross contact them at 912.651.5300 or go to their website at www.redcross.org.

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