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Family of 5 loses home to fire, Sunday, in Tea

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A family of five, in Tea, is without a home Sunday night after flames left significant damage, early Sunday morning.

Tea Fire Officials say the fire started just before 5:00 a.m., Sunday, on the corner of Maple and Cole in Tea.

The fire is still under investigation.

The Mork family had only been living in the home for a few months.

Everyone made it out safely, no one was hurt, firefighters say, thanks to several working smoke detectors.

Neighbors say, while the loss of the home is tragic, it's a miracle everyone made it out and is OK.

"Tony [Mork] got up, got all the kids out, woke Wendy up. You could feel the flames in the driveway across the street, it was hot. It was awful, awful. I've never seen anything like it," neighbor Shannon Hegge said.

Tony and Wendy Mork have three children.


Age 15: tall, thin needing shirts, shorts, sweat pants, medium-large.

Age 12: size large clothing

Girl age 5: clothing size 5-6

Wendy (mom) is petite, roughly size 6 clothing. Tony (dad) is XL clothing.

If you'd like to help, a fund has been set-up in their name at the Reliabank in Tea.

Their church, Trinity Lutheran in Tea, is also taking any donations (clothing, food, gift cards).

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