A mobile home fire Saturday in the Tamarack Mountain area of Lake Brownwood displaced a family of nine and killed two small dogs, another relative said.

Brittany Oden of Corpus Christi notified the Bulletin via Facebook of the fire. Oden said a GoFundMe account has been established on behalf of her relatives including her aunt and uncle, Sharon and Robert Soza. 

The fire destroyed the family’s three-bedroom mobile home in the 2000 block of Greenbriar Drive, Oden said.

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Also living in the mobile home were Justin and Pricilla Doss and their three children — Evy, 8, Dalton, 7 and Angel, 4, Oden said. Justin Doss’ sister, Jenny, and her daughter, Payton, also lived in the mobile home, Oden said.

She said via Facebook her relatives “lost everything including two beloved pets. My uncle is on heart medication and it was destroyed in the fire. My cousin and her three children also lost everything.

“They’re not sure what happened. May uncle was outside doing some work when he heard an explosion in the kitchen. He saw flames and tried to get inside the house to get their two dogs, but the whole thing went in flames. They all lost everything. They’re in need of clothes for everyone, shoes, socks, undergarments, toiletries.”

Sharon Soza, reached Monday by phone, said the family has been assisted by the Red Cross and is staying with a friend. 

Sosa said the family was in the process of buying the mobile home and there was no insurance.