UPDATE: Family uncertain after East Lubbock mobile home fire

UPDATE: Family uncertain after East Lubbock mobile home fire

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Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to this home in the 2800 block of Avenue D. Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to this home in the 2800 block of Avenue D.
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Last week, flames consumed a mobile home near 28th and Avenue D. Fortunately, the family was not home at the time, but the fire claimed three dogs and the home. Now, they are dealing with the grief of losing their best friends and wondering where they will live next.

Homeowner, Dawn Welch finally got to look at all that is left Tuesday.

"I just didn't think it was that bad, but I guess it was," Welch said.

Welch said there was really nothing salvageable and is now without clothes, furniture, and a home. But that is not what this homeowner is most upset about. While her and her son are safe, she is having a hard time dealing with losing her pets.

"They were my kids, they were," Welch said. "I miss them a lot, and it's really the main thing that, that I miss the most."

Trina Perry has been by Dawn's side for 10 years and is heartbroken for her best friend. She said Dawn has been dealt some hard cards in life and does not deserve this set back.

"She does everything she can to help everybody she can in any way or shape or form," Perry said. "As matter of fact, somebody called her last night that needed some fuses for their car and she just stopped everything, the middle of what she was doing, and went and got them for them and that's just who she is."

For now, Dawn and her son are staying in a hotel room provided by the Red Cross. While they are not sure where they will call home next, her faith has not faded. 

"God will take care of me, it'll work out, I'm sure," Welch said.

The Fire Marshal has not released a cause of fire, but Welch said firefighters told her it was most likely electrical-related. If you would like to help the Welch family, there is an account at Lone Star State Bank off Milwaukee you can donate to. It is under Dawn Welch. 


Original Story:

Investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire Wednesday evening in east Lubbock. It started around 9 at the home on Avenue D near 28th Street.

According to Lubbock Fire Rescue, three dogs died. No one was home at the time.

There is significant smoke damage to the home. The fire started on the north side.

 

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