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Weak front just south of I-10 with little change in temperature. Look for areas of fog tonight especially south of the boundary. Otherwise look for highs in the 80's and lows in the 60's the next several days and nights. Next upper disturbance will pass north of the area late Thursday with once again the best dynamics north of SE Texas. ...


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Family displaced by fire

By: Leslie Rangel

A fire reduced a home to rubble and left a couple and their children looking for a new place to live.

No one was hurt in the early morning fire on Nobles Road in Cheek and the family believes they're lucky despite what happened.

"We were sleeping in bed at about 2:15 in the morning and my wife woke me up and said she smelled smoke and it was on fire," homeowner Russell Nobles said.

Nobles said he ran out with only the clothes on his back.

"We just ran and grabbed the kids and got out," Nobles said. 

Nobles has lived on the road named after his family since he was a baby.

You can look at all of this and think otherwise, but Nobles considers  himself lucky.

"If we would've stayed in bed probably two more minutes, we probably wouldn't have made it out," he said.

It took volunteer firefighters about an hour to get here, but homeowners say they don't think anything would've changed if they had gotten here sooner.

"It looked like a big orange ball over there... never seen nothing worse in my life, everything you work hard for."

A lifetime of hard work, gone. But not what matters most.
"That's just stuff over there, you can replace that, you can't replace your family members. The Lord was looking out for us."

Nobles was in the home with his wife and four children.

Two attend Dishman Elementary, one goes to West Brook, and another is a senior at Premier High School.

Church on the Rock is helping the family.  Call 722-1962 for more information.


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