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Family Escapes Maxwell House Fire

Six residents escaped a house fire that destroyed a Maxwell home, early Tuesday morning.

Maxwell Fire Crews were called to 20 block of Central Street at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, where firefighters found the home to be fully engulfed in flames.

Williams and Colusa fire departments were called to the scene to fight the blaze. 

The residents – three adults and three children – safely escaped the home before fire units arrived.

The fire devastated the home, causing a complete loss.  

The family has been in contact with the Red Cross, and will be staying with a family member. 

Maxwell High School is rallying for donations of clothes, blankets, toiletries, and other items to help the family. 

Replacing school items can help the kids and help the parents,” said Jeanie Kessinger of the Colusa County Red Cross, “Items to fill a backpack, paper, markers, pens, pencils, calculators, can help the students return to school. In addition by giving gift cards Walmart, etc.  

[UPDATED] Clothing of the children are womens pants size zero, and size three, shoe sizes are seven and six. 

Gift cards to department stores also handy so the family can shop for personal basic necessities. Other items might include school supplies for the children. 

Anyone wishing to help this family in need is asked to drop off items at Maxwell High School, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

We will continue to bring you updates on this story as they develop. 

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