Firefighters Spread Cheer, Gift Toys to Santa Rosa Family Displaced by Blaze

Firefighters helped spread Christmas cheer to one Santa Rosa family Saturday after their house caught fire Friday night, causing them to be displaced just before the holiday.

During the fire, firefighters were able to save some of the family's Christmas presents, however a majority of their belongings were damaged or destroyed, fire officials said.

After coordinating with the Santa Rosa Firefighters Toys for Kids program, firefighters delivered toys to the family's son on Christmas Eve. 

Additionally, firefighters gave the family a gift card, provided by a victim assistance program, to help them with emergency needs related to being displaced, according to fire officials.

The fire occurred Friday night at 11:43 p.m. at 2604 Marlow Road and caused major damage to the living room, as well as the rest of the home, fire officials said.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire was related to a wood-burning stove that was being used to heat the house. The fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, according to fire officials.

No one was injured during the blaze.

The American Red Cross is also assisting the displaced family, fire officials said.

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