San Benito (KFXV) — A family in San Benito needs help from the community to recover from the damage caused by a fire.

A family of 5 will not be sleeping in their home tonight as it was consumed by flames.

This is how Lucia Gonzalez said she felt after coming home and seeing her house in ashes. Gonzalez told us she was in Brownsville yesterday morning getting ready to celebrate her birthday later that day when she received a phone call.

Adding she immediately dialed 911. Gonzalez arrived at her house on Nelson Drive only to find that multiple fire departments had already put the fire out. Investigators told her no one was in the house – but two of her pets were.

We tried contacting the authorities for information about this case but, they were not available .

The Gonzalez family say they are just thankful to be alive but will be needing help from the community to recover from their loss.