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Military family finds new home after fire


One Ludowici family moved into a new home Tuesday after their apartment caught fire on Sunday.

Danecia Washington expected to go into labor on Jan. 20 but instead she found herself homeless. Her husband, Spc. Jefferson Washington, said their air conditioning unit caught a burn and smoke came through their vents. Luckily, he, his wife and their son were able to escape. Tuesday morning, the Washingtons received the news that they had a new home on Fort Stewart. Washington's commanding sergeant worked diligently to make sure the young family found a new place to live, and for that, the couple is forever grateful.

"It's a blessing, it truly is a blessing. I'm truly blessed. I wouldn't have it any other way," Danecia Washington said.

The couple said their old apartment had several problems, but they chose to live there in an effort to save money for their growing family. Danecia Washington believes the incident serves as a valuable lesson.

"I feel like this is where we are supposed to be instead of taking so many shortcuts to save money."

The Washingtons said they lost the majority of the items they purchased for their new daughter, but are thankful to have a home.

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