Fire Leaves Rockton Family Without A Home

By: Jorge Rodas Email
By: Jorge Rodas Email

ROCKTON (WIFR) -- A local family is homeless tonight after a fire destroys their house killing two of their pets.

"You know you can't even imagine what they're going through,” Rockton Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Dan Ewers said. “They've lost a lot right here today, so, anything we can do to help them, you know we will, and comfort them from there."

Volunteers with the Red Cross are now stepping in to help the family who had to wait out in the rain as fire crews battled the flames. The fire started just before 2:30 this afternoon at a home in the 1500 block of Latham Road in Rockton. Crews say the fire was so intense they called in back up almost immediately. Luckily the family made it out of the house ok however two of their cats did not.

We still don't know what caused the fire. We'll update you as soon as more info becomes available.

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