Family Of 6 Escapes Fire, House A Total Loss

A family of six in the east is without a home after theirs caught fire late Thursday afternoon.

Fire officials say it started around 4:30 p.m. on the back deck of the home on Paige Lane in Pollocksville, Jones County.

The Schombacks, a family of six, lived at the house with their seven pets. The family and six pets made it out, but their bearded dragon was left inside in his cage. Firefighters say after the fire was put out and the house was determined a total loss, they found the bearded dragon that survived it all.

Fire marshal Timmy Pike says they hope to have the cause of the fire Friday after more investigation.

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  • by David Location: Jacksonville on Jun 4, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    This is my cousin that this happened to. As of now they are thankful to be alive and well. They are looking for a home and anything you can give is appreciated. I dont know if my email will be posted but it is You can contact me and I will take whatever you can give. They lost everything they owned in this fire.
  • by Dear Fred on Jun 2, 2011 at 08:43 PM
    Hey Fred, give them time to regroup would ya?!
  • by Toni on Jun 2, 2011 at 08:34 PM
    Why is the age of the children important? They may have left the ages of the children out for their protection and the family may have asked that be left out. Since the house was considered a total loss I imagine they need shelter food and clothing. They may not have a donation place set up since it has just happened this past afternoon. And it is pretty awesome that their pet that was left in the house managed to survive the fire. I feel for the family but atleast they are all safe.
  • by Fred Garvin Location: Winterville on Jun 2, 2011 at 07:27 PM
    Lots of focus on a reptile in this story. How about something of importance, like the ages of the kids, the needs the family has and where donations can be sent, how they noticed the fire, etc.

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