Investigators are looking for the cause of a house fire in Waverly that left a family homeless. Fire crews were called out about 8:30 Tuesday morning to the home of Jennifer Snitker.
Snitker and her five children were able to escape after one of the kids alerted the rest of the family that a fire had started in the kitchen. According to sources, the Snitker family lost everything in the fire, including Christmas presents and winter coats. The Red Cross is assisting the family and has found them temporary shelter in a local hotel.
By Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein