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Family loses home, new puppy after Christmas fire

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A Marshall County family is picking up the pieces left by a holiday fire. Their home was trashed and a Christmas gift puppy died. A Marshall County family is picking up the pieces left by a holiday fire. Their home was trashed and a Christmas gift puppy died.
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Marshall County family is picking up the pieces left by a holiday fire. Their home was trashed and a Christmas gift puppy died.

A Marshall County family is picking up the pieces left by a holiday fire. Their home was trashed and a Christmas gift, a puppy, died.

It happened Sunday afternoon off Nelson Road in the City of Albertville. Certainly, the family is happy they're all alive, but at the same time, they're saddened by the loss of a puppy one of the children received for Christmas.

Family members believe it started in the home's utility room. Carol Ash said she was asleep and her daughter was in the shower when her grandson told them the house was on fire.

Everyone in the home quickly made it outside to safety. But, by the time they were able to call fire crews, flames and smoke had already swept through the home and nearly everything they had is gone.

Ash said it's just heartbreaking to lose everything you just got for Christmas, as well as feeling the heartbreak her grandson had of losing his puppy.

"He felt really bad and he was worrying about his toys because his toys, everything he got for Christmas, got destroyed also. But, you know, we have God on our side and we're going to re-do and we'll have something. It takes time, but we will rebuild."

Albertville Fire Marshal Westley Bynum said they're still investigating the cause of the fire.

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