By Tim O’Malley
If it was not for an observant member of the family, several members in the home would not be breathing the sigh of relief.
The home of James and Sandra Saunders, on the 100 block of Westhoff St. in Yorktown, was reported to be on fire at 2:47 p.m., Monday afternoon.
Samantha Williams was visiting her grandparents, James and Sandra Saunders in Yorktown with her twin sons, Samuel and Thomas Williams who are just one and-a-half years old.
Williams’ cousin, Chris Saunders, came inside the home and let the family know that there was smoke coming out from the attic.
The family, along with Saunders’ grandchildren 14-year old Cassie Mendez and 9-year old Chevy Colby got out of the home safely.
Yorktown chief of police Paul Campos was the first to arrive on the scene before Yorktown Volunteer Fire Departments arrived.
The home was totally engulfed in flames and was reported as a total loss.