A Weston couple have lost nearly everything they own after a fire engulfed their home late Friday night.
S.A.F.E.R. fire crews were dispatched to a structure fire on the corner of County Road J and Callon Avenue in Weston after 11:00 p.m. on Friday.
Upon arrive, Deputy Chief Steve Meilahn said about 50-60% of the home engulfed in flames. They were able to get the fire under control about 20 minutes later. They are currently working on putting out hot spots and will likely be working on that into the morning. Law enforcement is working to find out what caused the fire. Meilahn said he believes the house will be a total loss.
The owners of the home were inside at the time of the fire. They told NewsChannel 7 they were sleeping and awoken by fire alarms and neighbors banging at the door. The neighbors were able to get them out in time without injuries. When they woke up, they said they saw flames on their deck, but do not know the cause. They said they built the house about 40 years ago and have lost everything inside including their memories of three of their four children who have passed away. They said earlier that night they were helping a friend with an application to go on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. They added that they have a cat who they say was likely lost in the fire.
We'll bring you more updates as they become available.
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