One Fayetteville family is homeless after a weekend fire as a 6-year-old girl tries to recover from her injuries in a Little Rock burn unit.
"It just hurt me so bad because I wish I wouldn't have left that house and stayed there with them," says Latasha Williams, the 6-year-old's mother. Williams can't hold back the emotion.
"Fifty percent of her body is burned," Williams says. Saturday's house fire in Fayetteville forced William, and her family of 11, from their home on Stone Street.
"My three sisters and seven kids," Williams says. Across the way, a neighbor's Christmas decor now faces yellow fire tape, withered walls and toasted toys. That neighbor -- who didn't want to appear on camera -- saw it all happen.
"All the people that lived here came rushing into my house," neighbor Karen Richardson says.
"She was going 'Look at my baby's face!'...Her face was pink from being charred." The 6-year-old was the only one hurt , she was air lifted to Little Rock, and hours later the Red Cross stepped in.
"We provided financial assistance for food, for clothing for shoes and for temporary lodging," Rick Harvey, communications specialist for the Arkansas Red Cross says.
It's much appreciated help that unfortuantely only lasts for a little while. No disaster comes at a good time, but this one for Williams could not have been worse.
"We lost everything, my mama just died three weeks ago," Williams says. As we placed a call to Williams to set up an interview, her ringback tone began to play. A song titled 'Hold On, We're Going Home'. Lyrics that couldn't be further from the truth.
Richardson adds, "I just hope somebody can do something for them."