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Family of 11 loses home in Woden-area fire

Cassandra Washington Cassandra Washington
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A woman and her 10 children are offered a home after fire destroyed their home Tuesday afternoon in the Woden area.

One day after the fire, Cassandra Washington was making arrangements to move into a rental home, with one month's free rent, with Nacogdoches realtor George Barham. Barham is currently  building a fire rescue house. He is offered one his rentals for the large family.  

According to Nacogdoches Fire Marshal Dell Birdwell, the fire started in a mattress  around 12:45 p.m. and appears to be accidental. Nobody was hurt in the blaze.

Washing ton was home with several of her children when barking dogs alerted her of a mattress fire.

"A handful of fire at first, but when I put the water on there is when it blazed up," Wilson said.

The younger children were back in school this morning recalling what happened.

"I thought I was going to get some water, but when I came in I saw everything destroyed," said eight-year-old Ja'Kedrick Washington.

A Woden High School freshman is leading an effort in gathering monetary and clothing donations for Washington and her 10 children.

"I'm going around to some of the classrooms saying we're taking donations at all the offices of food, clothing and money," Ty Warner Wilson said.

When Wilson learned of the loss he got the message for help out the quickest way he knew how.

"I sent out a message on Facebook," he said.

According to an email from Woden ISD Superintendent Brent Hawkins, the family lost everything in the mobile home fire on George Street, including three pets.

School counselors arranged a meeting for Cassandra with Red Cross. Gift cards will buy two changes of clothes and food for about a week. Housing is harder to provide.

"We had some suggestions for short term housing. Long term housing is a different area," said Bobbie Ann Anderson, a Red Cross volunteer.

All monetary, clothing and household donations can be made at the Woden ISD Nurses office or by calling Stacie Luman Moorman, School Nurse at Woden ISD at 936-564-2179.

The children ages range from 12 months to 15 years old. The sizes are: 12 month, 3-4T, 5T; 8 regulars (male); 10s (male and female; Youth Medium (Female); 32s (male); 34s (male); and 14 (female).

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