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POSTED: April 28, 2014 10:35 a.m.
Photo by Pam Miller/

The heat from the fire that destroyed a Allenhurst home early Saturday was so entense it melted the siding on a nearby mobile home.

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An Allenhurst mother and her teenage daughter lost all of their belongings in a fire early Saturday.
Walthourville and Liberty County firefighters were dispatched to the fire in a mobile home about 4:30 a.m. Saturday at 565 Dunlevie Road, lot 58. The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
The mother, April Robertson, and daughter, Shakyra Robertson,13, were asleep in the home when the fire broke out, but made it out without injures. They reportedly had to jump flames to make it out.
According to family friend Pam Miller, Robertson heard smoke alarms and went to the kitchen, thinking she may have left the stove on. As Robertson was leaving the kitchen she saw smoke and flames shooting through vents in the floor, she tried to cover the vents, but without success. She screamed at Shakyra, who was asleep in her room, to wake up.
Both were able to get out of the home, even though flames were coming out of the vents.
An investigation into cause of the fire is ongoing, officials said.
The Red Cross is helping the Robertsons with a place to stay. But Miller said the Robertsons lost their possessions, including items collected for a baby expected in June.
April is pregnant and expecting a girl in June. Shakyra wears size 16 pants and extra large blouses.
For information about donating, call Pam Miller 912-570-1563. Drop clothing or items at the: Temple Church of Deliverance, 1060 S. Main St., Hinesville.

 

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