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Fire victims lose their homes

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KENNEWICK; Wash-- In the blink of an eye, more than a half dozen people have lost their home.

The Red Cross stepped in while the apartment complex was still smoking to meet with the three families living inside.

The families will stay in a hotel for the next three days, or will live with relatives nearby.

The people inside the complex said it all happened so quickly, as one couple woke up to flames inside their apartment and then ran and banged on all the other doors before they came out. While nobody got hurt, the woman living where the fire started says she's lost everything.

"I wouldn't wish this upon anybody, anybody. I have nothing for my daughter, nothing for my little brother. Nothing. Everybody's out of everything. Everything is gone," says Melinda Barrett.

 Nobody inside knew might have started the fire, they said the fire just woke them up. The Red Cross also gave the victims some cash for clothes and food, but tomorrow they all have to go back to work and try to figure out where to go from here.