Fire leaves Newburgh family homeless

Posted: Updated:

An early morning fire destroyed a house in Newburgh, leaving a family of five without a home.

Marlo McDonald, her two kids, her brother and cousin just opened Christmas presents two days ago and now those gifts are gone. McDonald says she first saw smoke and then looked to see flames coming up the side of the Powell Avenue home.

McDonald says she was planning on buying a new car Thursday, but all the money was destroyed by the fire. Even though everything was lost in the fire, the family says it is glad everyone got out safely.The cause of the fire is under investigation.To view an interview with the McDonald?s, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and click on iO Extra.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."