While many people spent the fourth of July enjoying the beautiful weather, one local family, with a 15-month-old baby, is without a home after it caught fire on Sunday.
The Higgins family's home went up in flames on Sunday. The fire hydrant by their home wasn't working when firefighters got there. The nearest one is more than two blocks away. Now, the family is staying in a motel after losing everything.
The family is living in a motel for now that's paid up for the next 10 days. But, they've got nowhere to go when that runs out.
"Now we don't have anything, none of our clothes, we don't have anything in our house, lost everything we had," said Jason Higgins.
Jason Higgins has gotten used to eating cereal and sandwiches every night for dinner while stuck in their motel room with four other people, including a 15-month-old baby.
"It's bad for her having to stay in the house all the time and we're not getting out doing anything, can't play or anything. All of her toys were burnt up," said Higgins.
"We've looked into renting places and it's just nothing out there they we can afford," said Josh Higgins.
Firefighters say the hydrants are inspected twice a year and were last inspected in May.
But, after doing some digging, firefighters told us that people were using the hydrants to let kids play in the water and for recreational purpose - not, knowing that this hydrant would be needed for the Higgins burning home on Sunday.
"No one has any money but me and my mom who draws a check, and it took our whole check to rent this place here for a month because we don't have any family or anything to help us out," said Jason Higgins.
Firefighters still aren't sure what caused the fire. The family had no insurance. The American Red Cross has also helped the family.
By Jerry Askin