SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) - A family is looking to rebuild after a fire
in the Holland Crossing Apartments in Springfield Township early Wednesday morning.
The Jabara family says they lost everything, including things for their newborn and toddler. They say they had planned on getting renters' insurance on Wednesday, but it was too late.
"Around 1:15 I heard screaming and a fire alarm going off, so I jumped off the couch and I put my baby back in a swing and opened my door and my neighbors are screaming and panicking and their apartments on fire. Smoke is just pouring out," said Chelsy Jabara.
She says she only had time to grab her baby and get out. Her husband and toddler were not home.
Chelsy needed treatment for smoke inhalation. Her newborn was fine. They later returned home to nothing.
"I'm OK with my stuff being gone because I'm an adult and you can get over it, but when you see your kids stuff and it's just ruined, what do you do?" she asked.
Despite the loss, Chelsy says she's thankful it wasn't worse.
"I guess you can just be thankful you're alive,” she said. “I mean, I could have slept through it. I could be in the hospital still, or in a coma, or I could have lost my baby. That's the one thing. So as long as everyone got out OK, everything else can be replaced eventually."
The Jabara's are staying with family in Michigan. They have set up a
if anyone would like to help them get back on their feet.
It's still not clear what caused the fire.
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