Indianapolis family loses home to early morning fire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 21, 2014) -- A central Indiana family is trying to rebuild after a huge fire tore through their home.

Firefighters were called to 3219 N. Colorado Ave. Sunday.

The home is heavily damaged and it's believed the fire started in the kitchen.

"I just feel so fragile," said Demetria Lipscomb, who lost everything to the fire. Lipscomb was inside when it started.

"I came around the corner, the flames shot and all we did was ducked. It was like 'shooo' and you could like hear the flames coming over," Lipscomb said.

Lipscomb, her son and grandson all made a narrow escape.

"Get the baby," she remembered screaming to her son.

"I don't even know what I did, I think I just ran outside. I waited on them and we ran outside and then I realized the dog was still in there," Lipscomb recalled.

As the fire consumed the home, Lipscomb ran back in and escaped again with her dog. Firefighters eventually put the fire out and the family lost everything including the dress she was going to wear to the funeral of family friend Antenia Young. Young died after an SUV hit her as she walked along Franklin Road and East 34th Street on Dec. 15. The driver took off.

Lipscomb says Young's family has been comforting her.

"And Tuesday I'll be there to support them, no matter what's going on here, I'm gonna be there to support her and her family," Lipscomb said.

There were no injuries in the fire.