NW St John-Dade home destroyed on hearth; 1 cat saved, 2 lifeless – WSVN 7News | St John Information, Climate, Sports activities
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A family from northwest St John-Dade is counting their blessings but mourning two of their pets after a fire breaks out in their home.
7News cameras captured Joseph Carmona as he and his family rescued everything they could after the fire on Saturday morning.
“It was pretty devastating for the three smallest family members. That was her room right there behind me, “he said,” so they have no clothes, no shoes, no nothing, and they basically start the new year with really nothing. “
St John-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene in the Northwest 29th Street and 29th Avenue area around 2 a.m.
The video sent in by MDFR recorded heavy smoke from the burning house shortly after they arrived.
Firefighters located three cats in the residence and brought them out and administered oxygen.
Despite her best efforts, Carmona said, but only one pet pulled through.
“I wasn’t actually here for the most part, but when I walked by I saw the fire department trying to revive one of the cats and they spent a good 30 [minutes] up to an hour on the cat, ”he said.
Otherwise nobody was hurt.
As grateful as he is for the work of professional firefighters, Carmona said without his stepfather the entire house would have been destroyed.
“The holidays are just around the corner. Without my stepfather the house wouldn’t be here now, ”he said. “Even if there was a lot of smoke in the house, it was there with a hose that watered it down and so on.”
Carmona said the family were saddened by their loss but thankful that they found out alive.
“It’s a really terrible situation, but luckily it was the best result for all of us,” he said. “Everyone got out safely. We lost the room or something, the whole house is pretty devastated, but we’re good at it. Everyone’s morale is high, everyone is fine, we are safe. “
The family set up a GoFundMe page to help out with the spending. If you would like to make a donation, click here.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
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