Phoenix family lost everything they own as fire destroyed their house days before Christmas.

one year ago

Phoenix firefighters helped a family who lost their house in a fatal fire incident days before Christmas.

Tabatha Hill woke up to weird noises in the living room, she sent her husband Cody to check on their nephew and found him just feet away from the flames.

“All of a sudden I just hear him scream the house is on fire," said Tabatha, who's also 6 months pregnant. “My main concern was to get the kids out, that was my number one priority.”

Tabatha escaped the house carrying her nephew and 4-year-old daughter, Emma. while her husband grabbed their dog and a phone to call 911.

the mobile home located near 32nd Street and McDowell Road was destroyed, including everything inside, along with Christmas presents meant for the little girl.

“Just hours before, we had wrapped our presents and put them under the tree. Just hours. It breaks my heart, I cried all today, every day since it happened,” Hill said.

Firefighters who responded to the fire provided the devastated family with clothes, shoes, and enough food to last through the holidays, and plenty of toys and a brand new bike for the little girl Emma.

the Hill family says they feel stuck. They have no idea where they'll go next, or if they'll have a roof over their heads.

“They need a home," said Hill. "They need to be able to live in a home and not bounce from place to place."

Firefighters are still investigating the caused of the fire.

A GoFundMe page has been made to help the family.