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FULKS RUN, Va. (WHSV) -- A fire in Fulks Run left a family without a home just before the holidays.
The fire was put out early Wednesday morning, and now, the family struggles to put things back together.
Eleathea Thurston is getting help from her family as cars lined the driveway ready to assist any way they can.
It turns out her dog isn't just her best friend, he's her hero.
He alerted Thurston to the fire in the back of the house.
Now, the family sifts through the remaining rubble trying to find things to salvage.
Thurston lived in the home for 42 years and with nothing but scraps left, she hopes the Valley community will help.
"We have to find a trailer or something to live in, because we're not allowed to go back into the house and there's nothing in there anyway. So if we could get any help at all, we would really appreciate it," said Eleathea Thurston.
Rockingham County fire chief Jeremy Holloway said the fire was started by a wood stove.
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