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Nebraska family loses home to wildfires

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As firefighters continue to fight the blaze, they make progress while Mother Nature cooperates. But for some, the damage has already been done.

Autumn Jerred is back at her home for the first time.

"This whole thing is just devastating, I can't even believe it," Autumn Jerred said.

It was only a few days ago, she knew something was wrong.

"I was in Springview when they called me and told me it was headed for my house. By the time I flew out here it was already passed. We came flying up the driveway, I kind of lost it. I didn't know what to think.

Everything she had, her home: gone. 

"The back porch, the door, the kitchen, our bedroom, a living room, another bedroom, a little one: Cadence's bedroom," Jerred said.

For her 3 year-old daughter, Cadence, it was the only home she knew.

"This is where we brought Cadence home from the hospital. This is her home. She's so optimistic about it. She says 'mom, it's OK, I'm sorry your house burnt down but God will build us a new one," Jerred said.

A little hope is what she and her young family will carry on as they find ways to pick up what they lost.  

"I never had anything like this, a disaster like this in my life. You never think it would happen to you," she said. "I think I'll just be numb for awhile."

She says she's fortunate to have relatives and close friends in and around the county for support.

The nearby Springview Community has a Facebook page, click on the link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/kpnebraska 

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