UPDATE: A member of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Clerk Ashlie Hicks, was driving to work this morning when she noticed smoke coming from the home. Hicks called 9-1-1 to report that the front porch was fully engulfed in flames.
Hicks than ran to the back of the home and beat on the door to alert anyone inside. She was able to wake the three adults who had been asleep inside. Hicks helped the people and their pets get out of the house safely.
“Without Ashlie stepping in, there could have been a much different outcome,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Thankfully Ashlie used her experience as a dispatcher to help those in need despite the dangerous conditions. She very well could have saved three lives today. We are proud of her.”
Bunnell, FL – Three adults are out of a place to live for now after their home caught fire this morning. Flagler County Fire Rescue Chief Don Petito said that Engines 62 and 92 were on the scene quickly after the blaze was reported at about 8:15 a.m at 506 E. Lambert St. “We treated one person at the scene and released that individual shortly afterward.”
In addition to Flagler County Fire Rescue, Palm Coast and Flagler Beach Fire departments responded, as did the Bunnell Police Department and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. The fire was out by 8:38 a.m. but crews stayed on scene to “mop up” the remains.
The people living in the house are being helped out by the American Red Cross. Flagler County Fire Marshal Jerry Smith is conducting the investigation into the cause of the fire. It appears to have started on the front porch.