Raleigh family with 13 kids loses home after 3rd fire in 4 years

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Raleigh family’s future is uncertain after a fire destroyed their home, the third fire the family has experienced in four years.

On Tuesday, a fire ripped through the home of Nagi Busisou.

“It’s a hardship but we thank God we are all safe,” he said.

But the family of 15 are worried where they will live in the future.

Members of the Raleigh Fire Department and representatives from an insurance company were at the home Friday investigating the cause of the fire.

Busisou said he barely had time to save his three youngest children from the flames.

“I found them in the middle to end of the stairs, grabbed two, came out. Then I went back,” he said. “I was able to get them out. It’s my big relief.”

In May, a police reports shows the Busisou’s home was burglarized shortly after a small fire broke out in a closet.

“I was able to take care of it on the spot. We didn’t have any damage,” he said.

The home also burned two days after Christmas 2011.

A firefighter was injured battling that fire which was determined to be unintentional.

“The ducts were old style, steel, laying on the wires with the vibration over the years it got to a point where it makes a spark,” Busisou said.

Busisou, his wife and their 13 children are currently living in a hotel.

“I have no other option. I can’t rent with this many children. It’s hard to rent,” he said.

Busisou said neighbors have been helpful and Raleigh’s Islamic Center is also working to collect donations for the family as they try and rebuild their lives.

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