Everett family loses everything, including dog, to fire

Everett family loses everything, including dog, to fire »Play Video
EVERETT, Wash. -- A husband and wife didn't even have clothes on their backs when they ran from their burning house.

The fire left them and their two children with nothing. Their Everett home and all their possessions went up in flames.

Now the family's friends and family are trying to replace what they lost, but they need a lot of help.

The Wall family woke up Wednesday morning to find their home being devoured by flames.

Seventeen-year-old Chad Wall says his mother scrambled up the stairs to get him out. But when they turned around all they could see was red. Flames were everywhere.

The two had to jump out of Chad's second-story bedroom window.

"That was the only way out," the teen said.

For the Wall family, the day after the blaze was just as scary.

"Usually when you have problems you got somewhere to go and that's been taken away," said Chad.

But the blaze left Chad and his 15-year-old sister feeling orphaned.

Chad's parents are both hospitalized. His mom, Jodie Spencer, broke her leg jumping out the window, her esophagus is so badly burned she's rely on a ventilator.

His father, Toby Wall, is in the burn unit of Harborview Medical Center with burns over a quarter of his body.

Jodie Spencer's sister, Kristi Miller, just came from the hospital.

"Very, very difficult, because we didn't know anything when we got here yesterday," she said.

Miller says the family has no medical insurance and she's not sure if they have homeowner's insurance.

They've lost everything, including Duke, their 4-year-old pit bull. Chad's aunt, Stephanie Taylor, bought him the clothes he's wearing. It's all he owns.

"They have lost everything," Taylor said.

The couple owns Rocco's, a neighborhood pub. They have no one to keep it open while they recover.

Miller and Taylor have been asking business for donations, but they've been turned away.

"We really need anything at this point. We don't know where to go. We don't know what's next," Miller said.

If you'd like to help, you can make a donation at any Wells Fargo branch to the Spencer-Wall Fund. You can also make a donation online.