Two Cats Dead In Edgewater Home Fire

By on February 22, 2019 in WNDB News
(courtesy Edgewater Fire & Rescue’s Facebook page)

Edgewater, FL – An Edgewater family is mourning the loss of two pets after they managed to escape their burning home late last night.

Firefighters were called to the scene on the 2000 block of Jupiter Drive around 11:30 Thursday (February 21st). That’s just south of Indian River Boulevard/State Road 442 and west of U.S. 1/South Ridgewood Avenue.

Spokesperson Jill Danigel with Edgewater Fire & Rescue says a caller told them the fire started in a bedroom and that everyone managed to get out before the call was made.

“Upon arrival, crews found a fully involved fire in a single family residential home,” Danigel added. “During the initial search, fire crews were able to locate two cats that, sadly, had perished.”

15 EFR personnel responded to the one-alarm blaze, including two fire engines from Edgewater and another from the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department. It took them around 40 minutes from the initial call to get the fire put out, per Danigel.

“The Red Cross is providing aid to the occupants of the home,” Danigel noted. “No injuries to the residents or firefighters [were] reported.”

Three adults and three children lived in the home along with four dogs, per firefighters at the scene.

It’s not clear at this point how the fire started or how much damage the house sustained. The State Fire Marshal and Edgewater Fire Marshal are investigating.

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