NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) -A fire broke out in the City of North Port after noon on Wednesday afternoon leaving a family without a home.
City of North Port officials tell ABC7 no one in the home was injured. First responders were able to rescue the family’s dog.
First responders tell us the cats in the home didn’t make it out alive.
Firefighters arrived to the home on Abelove Lane in North Port at 12:23 p.m. and when they did the home was engulfed in flames.
“The state fire marshal is called in for these type of situations. They’ll be going through talking to the residents. And if needed doing a more forensics type of investigation into where the fire started and how it would have started there,” said North Port PIO Josh Taylor.
Taylor says the area where the home is in North Port is a larger under developed part of town and there are no fire hydrants. He says first responders tell him that readily accessible fire hydrants in this situation wouldn’t have made a difference in their response since the home was a total loss when they arrived to the scene.
“Most of our tankers are used to that... especially those that cover this service area to get water here as quick as possible,” said Taylor.
The Red Cross of Central Florida stepped in and gave the family money to help them get back on their feet after the loss of their home.
The state fire marshal is heading the investigation and once we know what caused the fire and where it started we will update this story.