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‘All you want to do is cry’: Clint family loses everything in house fire

Charred remnants of personal belogings inside a Clint home that was destroyed by fire.

CLINT, Texas -- Alexandra Rivera was working at a call center when her phone rang.  It was her family, the house was on fire.

Everything she owned was ablaze.

"All you want to do is cry and just pray things get better, but you just lose things in a blink of an eye. We're just grateful nothing happened to our family," said Rivera.

Her family members that were at home barely made it out by crawling through a window to safety.

Had the Clint Fire Department not been passing by at the time the fire broke out, it could have been much worse.

Rivera's mother, a champion volleyball coach. had just beaten cancer and some important things were in her room.

"Luckily she did survive it, she was able to beat it, but the medication is something she needed to take daily," said Rivera.

Alexandra has been staying with family until she gets back on of her feet.

She told ABC-7, "You have no words to describe the pain or anything, you're just left speechless."

A GoFundMe page has been setup to help Rivera and her family.

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Wil Herren

Wil Herren is an ABC-7 reporter who covers both news and sports.


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