Oregon family robbed after Christmas Day fire destroyed home

An Oregon family, already reeling from a fire that destroyed their home, had their residence burglarized a few days later.
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An Oregon family, already reeling from a fire that destroyed their home, had their residence burglarized a few days later.

A tragic Christmas for an Oregon family got even worse over the weekend.

Days after losing their home in a fire, the Nix family, of Troutdale, are now dealing with thieves who ransacked the premises Friday and Saturday, KPTV reported.

The home caught fire Wednesday but firefighters were able to put out the blaze that was spreading across the attic, the television station reported. However, the fire reignited that night.

Multnomah County sheriff's Sgt. Brandon White said his department responded to a call about a burglary shortly before noon Saturday, The Oregonian reported. White told the newspaper that more than $800 worth of items had been stolen.

"I try to do everything with a positive intent. Obviously they needed something that was in here but I can't wrap my mind about the type of person that would do something like this," homeowner Brandy Nix told KPTV. "I don't know how you break into someone's house that has been through this. I just don't get it."

A friend started a GoFundMe page for the Nix family. As of Sunday afternoon, more than $9,100 had been raised.