GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — After saving apartments from a fire in Glendale on Tuesday, firefighters came together to help save Christmas for a family that lost everything. The fire broke out at the complex near 63rd and Maryland avenues around noon. When crews got there, they saw heavy black smoke and immediately went to work. They kept the flames from spreading to nearby apartments but unfortunately, the apartment where the fire started was a total loss, according to Glendale Fire Capt. Ashley Losch. Three adults and three children live there. Only one person was home at the time and they got out safely. One other apartment had some smoke damage, so two people there had to stay somewhere else, Losch said.
For the family of six, they lost everything and only have the clothes on their back. The kids are 7 and 4 years old, plus a 2-month old. Glendale Firefighter Charities and Glendale firefighters worked together to get the children some toys, diapers and some cash. One of the Glendale firefighter’s families donated $500, Losch said. Even with all that generosity, the family still needs help. A GoFundMe has been set up to help them.
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