Outpouring of support seen for family in fatal Queen Creek house fire

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Hundreds gathered Saturday at Queen Creek High School track to show support for the Arnett family. (Source: Mike Schmidt, 3TV/CBS 5) Hundreds gathered Saturday at Queen Creek High School track to show support for the Arnett family. (Source: Mike Schmidt, 3TV/CBS 5)
Hundreds gathered Saturday at Queen Creek High School track to show support for the Arnett family. (Source: Mike Schmidt, 3TV/CBS 5) Hundreds gathered Saturday at Queen Creek High School track to show support for the Arnett family. (Source: Mike Schmidt, 3TV/CBS 5)
The Arnett family (Source: GoFundMe) The Arnett family (Source: GoFundMe)
(Source: Schnepf Farms Facebook) (Source: Schnepf Farms Facebook)
Two people were found dead after a house fire in Queen Creek. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Two people were found dead after a house fire in Queen Creek. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
QUEEN CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Several hundred residents turned out Saturday for the family who lost two loved ones in a house fire in Queen Creek.

Schnepf Farms held a family walk and pancake breakfast at the Queen Creek High School track to help the Arnett family with funeral expenses and other needs.

Juliet Arnett and her 12-year-old son, Joshua, who had autism, were killed Wednesday afternoon when fire broke out at their home near Chandler Heights and Sossaman roads.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Woman, 12-year-old son killed in Queen Creek house fire]

Neighbors said they tried to help Joshua's father after they saw the fire.

"It looked like the husband had just come home from work and he was distraught," said Jim Murray, who lives across the street.

Murray said he saw smoke coming from the home and went to see if he could do anything to help.

Murray said neighbor Scott Gifford and the husband tried to get into the house but couldn't because of the flames and smoke.

Juliet's oldest son, Jon Arnett, 28, said his 51-year-old mother had six children and two grandchildren.

MCSO arson investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family: https://www.gofundme.com/3aky960.

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