June 13th, 2013
11:18 PM ET

Couple saw wildfire destroy home on TV

Jaenette and Kristian Coyne's home was destroyed by the blaze in Colorado. They escaped the fire with their 20-month-old baby and the few sentimental items they could pack with little time to get out.

At a local fire station on Tuesday, they watched the images on the news showing their home consumed by flames. "It was probably the worst thing I've ever seen in my life," said Jaenette. They told Anderson Cooper how they're processing the devastating destruction of their property in an interview on Thursday.

"We literally had five minutes and we left because the flames were there," said Jaenette. "The first thing I grabbed was the baby album, then I grabbed our personal computer ... we grabbed the fire box ... and that was it. We had to leave."

The couple added that despite the loss, they're grateful that they know what happened because many of their friends are still waiting for confirmation on the status of their homes. While the wildfires continue to burn, they're focused on friends and neighbors in their community.

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