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“It’s so sad:” Family of 9 left with nothing after New Year’s Day fire; their home a total loss

MILWAUKEE -- Just after midnight on Sunday, January 1st, fire tore through a home near 10th and Hadley. A family of nine barely escaped.

"I heard a big 'boom.' The flames kept going bigger and bigger. I heard people screaming," a neighbor said.

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Cries for help echoed as a family of nine tried to escape the fire.

"I kept hearing someone say 'open the door. I can`t get out. My mama in the house upstairs,'" a neighbor said.

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Family members did what they could to get themselves and each other out safely. Fire officials said one person jumped from a window.

A mother and father were hurt while trying to get out -- suffering non-life threatening injuries. Their 18-month-old child was taken to a hospital as a precaution for smoke inhalation. Their six other children escaped the fire without injury.

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

"The kids were all here on my floor, on my couch. They didn't have no clothes -- nothing. The baby was cold and shaking. The twins were shaking. Everyone was so cold. It's so sad," a neighbor said.

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

The investigation into the cause of the fire remains under investigation. The house is a total loss.

"It's just a tragedy to lose everything. I'm thankful everyone is OK," a neighbor said.

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

The Red Cross is assisting the family displaced by this fire.

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Fire at 10th and Hadley

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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