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Mother and 6 children escape massive fire

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(WMC-TV) - A mother and her six children narrowly escaped from their burning home overnight.

The fire happened on the 2400 block of Harvard Avenue. That is in the heart of the Binghampton community.

Carol Brown, the mother of six children ages two to 16, tells Action News 5 she was putting clothes in the dryer when she smelled smoke.

"And I looked out the window and I saw fire coming through my garage, and it was just flaming," she said.

Brown says her six children were sleeping. She ran through the house to wake everyone up.

"And I was just telling everybody to, 'Get up, get up, get up! Let's get out of the house!' And I told my daughter to dial 911," she explained.

Brown says she was shocked by the amount of damage the fire caused to her home.

"It kind of hurt when me and my daughter went back into the house," she said. "It kind of hurt that it did a lot of damage and I was crying, and she was crying."

Brown says she is thankful that while the fire destroyed material items, it did not take their lives.

So far, investigators have not determined what caused the fire but they do believe it started in the garage.

There is a fund in place for people who would like to help the Brown family. Donations can be made to the Brown Family Relief Fund at any Triumph Bank location.

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