Terrible Mother's Day: mom's home catches fire

It was a horrible Mother's Day for one Valley mother; her home went up in flames.

This afternoon she spoke to FOX 10 about the tragedy.

The family has owned the home on Camelback Road for five years. It's home to six people, the parents, two children, and two grandchildren.

They were all home when the fire roared through their house early Sunday morning.

"This is all I got; this is all I was able to get out," said Charlotte Sanchez.

Charlotte is a little stunned as she accepted that on Sunday her home went up in flames.

"The investigator told me to brace myself, because there was nothing when I walked in there, there was nothing I was going to be able to take out, and he was right, there's nothing I could take out," said Sanchez.

It was Sanchez who discovered the fire when she got up for a Mother's Day celebration.

"My husband's making me breakfast with the kids, and I see a bunch of smoke, and I'm like what is that smoke, where is it coming from," she said.

It was coming from the back of the house, a screened porch that has a propane barbecue they weren't using.

Her husband went to investigate.

"And he's like get out because by that time it was up the side and in the ceiling, and it came through the house as soon as we noticed it," said Sanchez.

The Sanchez's with their two children and two grandchildren had made it out okay before firefighters got there.

Insurance will help with the house she says, but their belongings and putting a roof over their six heads will be a challenge.

"I'm just glad I got my family, my kids out, and I'm just glad I got them out," she said.

The Sanchez's son has started a GoFundMe account to help the family with essentials and to find temporary housing.

Online: http://www.gofundme.com/j4i3rw
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