June Lee had fallen asleep in her chair watching TV on Monday afternoon when a neighbor child woke her with a knock on the door and shouts of a nearby house fire.
Lee, co-manager of Kelley's Estates on Highway 397 in Finley, rushed outside to find one of the houses burning.
"When I got down here, the whole corner (of the home) was on fire," she said.
Fire crews from Benton Fire District 1 and Kennewick, Richland and Pasco fire departments responded to help battle the fire that gutted the two-story home at 218406 Highway 397.
"We lost everything," said Jessica Ness. "My kid got out with no shoes on."
She and her boyfriend and four children -- ages 14 to 19 -- had lived there since December.
Benton Fire District 1 Capt. Devin Helland said they were called about 4:30 p.m.
"It was just spreading to the outbuildings when the first crews arrived," Helland said.
No one was hurt, but damage was significant. Helland said the cause of the fire was not determined.
Ness' boyfriend, James Daniels Jr., said the whole family was in the house when the fire started. He believes it was sparked by an old air conditioning unit on the lot.
Fire crews initially were concerned that blustery winds would spread flames to nearby mobile homes in the subdivision. But only some shrubs, outbuildings and a pasture burned before the fire was contained by 5:45 p.m.
A fire at Kelleys Estates in late December destroyed two mobile homes. And a single trailer was destroyed by a fire at the subdivision in mid-November.
Daniels Jr. and Ness said the American Red Cross was putting the family up in a hotel for the night.
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