A fund has been set up to help the Mt. Morris family that was displaced by a house fire Thursday morning. Katrina Cantrell and her family are lodged at an area hotel. In the meantime, Cantrell's aunt has set up a donation fund in Cantrell's name.
"Thank you to everyone that's been helping us out,â?? said Robert Seaman, who was staying with the Cantrells at the time of the fire.
Katrina Cantrell said, "If anybody can help, please, anything. My kids and us, we don't have anything. We lost everything."
You can make a donation to the Katrina Cantrell fund at any local Citizens Bank branch. For more information on how you can help, call Katrina Cantrell at 810-399-7556.
When fire crews arrived at a home on Roosevelt Street in Mt. Morris this morning, they found a home fully involved in flames. 10 people were inside, most were members of Keith Cantrell's family. A fire official says Cantrell's wife and 2 of his children were treated for minor injuries. All the other people were able to get out without injury.
Fire officials say 2 young children had been playing with a lighter in a bedroom and that may have started the fire. It appears a mattress caught on fire.
Cantrell says he's concerned about response time. He claims it took firefighters 41 minutes to respond to his burning home. But the fire official says response time was actually 11 minutes.
The 6 bedroom home is a total loss.