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Six homeless after structure fire in Ellabell

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Tiffany Jackson and her four young children are heartbroken by the site of their Ellabell house, which was destroyed in a fire Saturday night.

 "I am compacted with so many thoughts going through my head," Jackson said. "All I could do was cry."

She and her husband noticed the fire around 7:30 p.m, when they got home from their daughters' birthday party. They saw the flames and smoke shooting through the roof. But, there was nothing they could do, except stand and watch.

Bryan County Firefighters responded to three fires Saturday, but they say this was the worst one. According to the fire chief, house was made with pinewood, and the sap in the wood is really old and flammable, which helped the fire grow. The chief says the wind also made it difficult for them.

 Southside Fire and Effingham County were called in to assist Bryan County fire.

It took crews three hours to get the fire out. When they did, everything Jackson owned was gone.

"Important papers, birth certificates, drivers licenses, all the cloths, all the shoes, and they don't have bookbags," she said. "We don't have nothing."

But they're all still alive, and Jackson says that's what matters most to her.

If you are interested in donating to Jackson and her family, you can call Janise Dixon at 912-661-9138. She will tell you where to send your donations to.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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