Two Brevard Families Lose Homes In Fires Last Night

By  //  November 28, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Two families woke up this Thanksgiving having lost their homes to late night fires on Wednesday.

 Two families woke up this Thanksgiving having lost their homes to late night fires on Wednesday. (BCFR image)

Two families woke up this Thanksgiving having lost their homes to late night fires on Wednesday. (BCFR image)

The first fire was called into dispatch shortly after 11 p.m. by neighbors of the home on Ebb Tide Avenue on Merritt Island.

Flames were visible through the roof when Brevard County Fire Rescue crews arrived, and they had the fire knocked down in about 20 minutes.

Five people – two adults and three minors who were inside the home at the time – escaped. Four of them lived at the home. The family dog perished following smoke inhalation.

An inspector was called to the scene and ruled the cause undetermined. The family sought shelter with relatives early Thursdayand will be assisted by Red Cross.

EIGHT UNITS RESPOND TO TITUSVILLE FIRE

The second fire on Cowan Drive, in the county area near Titusville, was reported at 11:41 p.m. Eight units responded and were assisted by Titusville Fire Department.

The two adult residents made it out of the home, as did one of their two dogs. Brevard County Fire Rescue Firefighter Kaegen Long rescued the family’s second dog.

Brevard County Fire Rescue determined the fire started in the kitchen from an appliance.

Red Cross also is assisting this family. Anyone wanting to contact Red Cross can call 321-890-1002.


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