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Family of seven receiving tremendous support after losing their home on Christmas

A family forced out of their home on Christmas day due to a fire are still living in a hotel. (File Photo)

A family forced out of their home on Christmas day due to a fire are still living in a hotel.

As they were prepping for Christmas dinner around 7 a.m., a fire was brewing in the detached office of their trailer home and spread rapidly.

"I just got up and I go what's going on...and then I saw the flames. My brother heard my voice and came out. From there, there was no stopping it," said Christina Bittle, Homeowner.

With how fast the fire jumped the gas line, firemen told the family at that point it was already too late.

"You know after 50 years of being alive who's going to think that that this is going to happen," said Bittle.

Moving forward, Christina and her fiance Danny feel if they had insurance they would be in a better place at this time.

"What are the chances and, this is the chances of not having insurance," said Bittle.

Red cross, salvation army and the Boise Firefighters Burnout Fund have also come together to help the family with a place to stay, clothes and money to help rebuild.

"It's been amazing you know, you know god has blessed us…incredibly through this. It could be so much worse," said Bittle.

Firefighters on scene told the family it may have started as an electrical fire, but the cause is yet to be confirmed.

The next step? Rebuilding.

"We're not moving from here. I love this area, I love the place, I love my neighbors, we have the foothills right there and I couldn't think of anywhere else to live," said Bittle.

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