The Crystal community is rallying behind a family whose house and garage caught fire the day after Christmas. Charred cars and wilted siding are reminders of the Dec. 26 fire. "I just thought it was not going to turn into what it did," said homeowner Diana Jaimes. Jaimes says her garage went up in flames after one of the cars caught on fire. Fire officials think it might have something to do with the fuel pump. Diana's husband, Daniel, was the first to notice the fire. "He heard the pop and he smelled the smoke and saw the fire." During the short time the Jaimeses went across the street to the neighbors, the fire had quickly spread. Firefighters were not able to save the family cat. Diana's cousin, John Lonsbury, a firefighter with the West Metro Fire-Rescue District, worked to help put out the fire. "I didn't know it was my cousin's house that was involved at first. I had a feeling because I knew she was in that neighborhood. After we put out the fire and I saw her come out of her neighbor's house, my heart sank," said Lonsbury. The fire caused significant damage to part of the home. The family is now staying at a hotel in Plymouth. Despite the huge setback, Diana Jaimes is upbeat. "We have to move on and look at the good from it," she said. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Jaimes family, which has three young children, to help pay for clothes and other essentials. Jaimes says she's grateful for the kindness from strangers and is relying on her faith to get her through this tough time. "We're just people of faith, we love our Catholic faith and we have just seen God's hand move in so many ways and has directed us to meet people that we feel we're supposed to meet, who are helping us." Sonya Goins, reporting http://www.ccxmedia.org Learn about our mobile app - http://bit.ly/ccxmedia http://twitter.com/ccxsports http://twitter.com/ccxnews https://www.facebook.com/ccxmedia.org/ CCX Media is on Comcast cable in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis and includes the cities Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsdale.