BREAKING: Fire Destroys Home In Cocoa, Two Residents, Several Dogs Escape Unharmed

By  //  August 21, 2017

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Cocoa firefighters respond to 201 Westchester Dr.

A fire destroyed a home on Westchester Drive early Monday evening. Two residents and several dogs escaped unharmed. (Cocoa Fire image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A fire destroyed a home on Westchester Drive early Monday evening. Two residents and several dogs escaped unharmed.

According to Public Information Officer Yvonne Martinez, just after 5 p.m. Monday, Cocoa firefighters responded to the home at 201 Westchester Drive after the residents and neighbors called 9-1-1 to report the fire.

“When firefighters arrived the home was engulfed and several explosions were heard coming from the garage,” said Martinez.

“Firefighters quickly gained control of the fire, however the home was destroyed.”

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause and origin of the fire. There were working smoke alarms in the home which alerted the residents of the fire with enough time to safely evacuate.

“There were two people and four dogs in the home,” said Martinez.

“Three of the four dogs have been accounted four. Neighbors are helping search for the other dog which is believed to have run out of the home as the fire erupted.”

The home’s owner is active duty military and is currently deployed to Afghanistan.

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