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Family staying positive after losing house to fire

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GLEED, WA.-- A house on the 400 block of Hall Road in Gleed was declared a total loss after a fire on Saturday. Multiple agencies responded to the second alarm fire, but when they got there, the house was fully engulfed. 

Luckily, Andi Bearss, and her son, Carsen, got out of their house safely, but now, they find themselves homeless. We spoke with Andi's mother, Paula, today, who tells us that her daughter is staying positive, and that she's just thankful her family is still alive.

"You don't realize how quickly you can lose your family members," Paula told KNDU, "If she was still sleeping, she would've been gone." 

Paula says that the community has been a great help to her daughter and grandson, donating toys, clothes, and more. If you'd like to help the Bearss family, you can do so here.

As for the fire, it is still under investigation, and the cause is still unknown.