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San Diego family gutted after home catches fire

Posted at 11:17 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 00:19:32-05

SAN DIEGO, Texas — The flames were captured on cell-phone video, and brought tears to the family's eyes.

Kimberly Gonzalez said it hurt to see her childhood home burn to the ground New Year's Eve morning.

She and her children lived in the two-story, four-bedroom home she believes intentionally was set on fire.

Gonzalez said her family has received threats from another family in the area, and before this incident, someone broke the home's windows.

"Like, I'm not saying it's her, but everything pinpoints to her -- to them -- because she even had guys call me, threaten . . . that they we're going to get us while we were asleep," said Gonzalez.

She said she is working with law enforcement to seek answers.

Gonzalez appreciates how the community has stepped in to help, and is thankful no one was hurt in the fire.

"Just think positive," Gonzalez said. "Just to move on, to move past this, move past all the bad and just try to live life the right way. Be good with everything."

She said she's focused on providing her children with what they need one day at a time.

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