A house in Cecil County was destroyed after discarded ashes from a wood stove caused it to catch fire.
Fire officials said June Reeves was home with her three kids when she heard an unusual sound. The family soon discovered a fire on the back porch and was able to safely escape and call 911.
Investigators said high winds contributed to the fast-moving fire, but firefighters were able to extinguish it within 30 minutes.
The home is a complete loss and the family lost all possessions including Christmas presents. The Red Cross is helping the family find somewhere to stay.