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Fuller Springs home suffers heavy damage in fire

FULLER SPRINGS, TX (KTRE) - A Fuller Springs family is without living arrangements Tuesday, after a fire destroyed their mobile home.

Karl Parker, 26, and his fiance Crystal Burnside,25, were napping, when the smell of smoke, gave them just enough time to escape the flames. 

"We were asleep on the couches and all of a sudden I just kind of smelled something in my sleep and woke up and there was smoke coming out of the vents," said Parker.

Fuller Springs Volunteer Fire Chief Sammy Braden said the fire, which started in the back portion of the trailer house, started around 1 p.m. The cause is under investigation.

Braden said firefighters had it under control in 10 minutes. About 60 percent of the house, located on Garrison Street, was destroyed. The young couple was renting, and did not have insurance. As of now, they're still looking for a place to stay until they can find a new home.

"Right now I think we're going to be staying in a hotel and we'll be maybe staying with family, until we can find something else," said Parker.

The couple was preoccupied with thoughts of how they would break the news to their five-year-old son heading home from school.

"I'm just worried how he's going to take it."

The family is sorting through what's salvageable.

"Everything happens for a reason. i don't really know what it is yet."

Parker says he needs time to figure out what that reason is.

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