House fire in Missouri City destroys medical equipment

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Fire damages family's home, burns critical medical equipment. (KTRK)

Neighbors comforted family members as they looked at all that was lost.

"My heart is broken," said Lacey Humble.

Just a day ago Lacey had dinner with her brother Matthew, sister Giselle, and mother Doris at their Missouri City home on Tiny Tree Road. On Monday morning neighbors say they heard screaming.

A happy home became a chaotic scene. Matthew, 22, had to be cradled and carried out of the home by his mother as flames ripped through the home. "He was OK, that's the blessing and we are just hoping and praying that they are blessed somehow through this tragedy," said neighbor Diane Yarbrough.

Lacey said, "It is devastating but the fact I can come over here and my little brother, sister and mom are still alive, God is good and I couldn't ask for anything more."

But Matthew's wheelchair, diapers and thousands of dollars in supplies and equipment for his cerebral palsy are now lost. Lacey added, "He had food in there because he can't eat solid foods so they had to buy special food for them to eat."

Thanksgiving Day also meant getting ready for Christmas.

"All my family's Christmas gifts, decorations, my son's toys. Everything they had is in the house," said Lacey.

As the family looks at all the memories lost, neighbors hope something can be gained. "I pray to God people will reach out and help. They need it so bad," said Yarbrough.

Missouri City firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire.
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