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Seffner mom, 4 children escape fire that destroys home

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Jessica Muck and her four children escaped a fire that destroyed their home early Saturday.  Photo By MIna Abgoon Jessica Muck and her four children escaped a fire that destroyed their home early Saturday. Photo By MIna Abgoon
Friends of Jessica Muck dig through the rubble looking for her car keys. Photo by Mina Abgoon Friends of Jessica Muck dig through the rubble looking for her car keys. Photo by Mina Abgoon
Friends of Jessica Muck look through the rubble of the Seffner home. Photo by Mina Abgoon Friends of Jessica Muck look through the rubble of the Seffner home. Photo by Mina Abgoon
Friends, family and neighbors of Jessica Muck gathered to help look for belongings. Photo by Mina Abgoon Friends, family and neighbors of Jessica Muck gathered to help look for belongings. Photo by Mina Abgoon
SEFFNER, FL -

A young mother and her four children lost everything they owned today when their mobile home in Seffner caught fire and burned to the ground. It happened at the Twin Palms Mobile Home Park in the eleven thousand block of US-92.

Hillsborough Fire officials said the fire originated in the living room, but they aren't sure how it started.  Two adults and four children escaped the burning home after waking up to the smell of smoke. Officials say the home did not have a functioning smoke alarm.  

A propane tank next to the home also exploded, further damaging the burned home.

Friends and neighbors came to the aid of Jessica Muck and her four kids, digging through what was left in the rubble, searching for her car keys. 

Muck was still in shock Saturday afternoon. "My head was right at the edge of my bed, and the fire was like right there all around the table, in between the couch and bed.  And then it started going all up the walls," she said. 

"I went and got the kids and made sure all of them got out, and the house just went up in flames, and I just lost everything," said Muck.

Muck said she and the children had lived in the home six months, and had no home insurance.

 

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