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Fire destroys Antioch family's home

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An Antioch family will have to find somewhere else to live when they return home for the holidays after a fire ripped through their home on Volunteer Drive on Tuesday morning.

The family's neighbor, Victor Reed, smelled smoke coming from the home shortly before 2 a.m.

When he went to investigate, he could see flames inside the family's kitchen and asked his wife to call 911.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze quickly once they arrived on the scene. However, the home suffered some heavy smoke and water damage.

"I know their finances are tight, and they're going to need some help," said Reed. "So we'll try to do what we can."

Reed told Channel 4 that eight people lived in the home, three adults and five children. The couple that lived there just gave birth to a new child in November.

He thinks the family may be out of town visiting relatives for the holidays.

Firefighters said the family will most likely need to relocate temporarily due to the water and smoke damage.

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