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Fire destroys house in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) -

A fire destroyed a North Augusta home early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home on Bridle Path Road around 6:45 a.m.

It was a normal morning at the Deal home, until Sharon Deal got up to take a shower...

"I opened the door and when I did, smoke just came billowing out at me. I saw there was flames up in there. I could see the glow, and that's when I went running out and called 911."

Sharon Deal and her eleven-year-old daughter were home alone. Her husband had already left for work. In minutes she saw the place she called home for eleven years consumed by fire.

"I hollered at her, there's a fire in my bathroom. Get up, get up, let's go! By the time we got outside, I was out here calling 911 I looked up and fire was already coming out of the roof there, it just happened so fast. I couldn't even see my hand if it was in front of my face."

Deal said she and her daughter made it out just in time - she's calling it a miracle.

"If we were sleeping in or something this morning we would have been in big trouble because I had no idea that there was a fire going on." 

Still in shock about what happened, Deal said support from the community is already helping her and her family start over.

"I don't think that part has hit me yet. That's why I'm so calm right now. I've got so many friends and coworkers, and church family and my job that care about us and have been praying." 

Based on witness statements and the origination of the fire, investigators say they believe it was an accidental electrical fire. 

Friends and family started a memorial fund for the family. If you would like to help the Deal family, you can by donating to the Deal family Memorial Home Fund at Wells Fargo, or by contacting Traci Washington

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