Pets killed in Boca Raton fire


TONIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. FELICIA: ALL NEW TONIGHT, TWO PETS WERE KILLED IN A MASSIVE HOUSE FIRE. FIREFIGHTERS SAY THE FIRE STARTED INSIDE THE GARAGE AND THEN SPREAD INTO THE LIVING ROOM. WE SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO A NEIGHBOR WHO RACED TO THE HOUSE TO HELP.>>I RAN OUTSIDE AND SAID DAD, THERE’S FIRE, CALL THE COPS, CALL THE COPS. REPORTER: NINE-YEAR-OLD CASEY IN HIS DAD SPRING INTO ACTION WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.>>THEY HAD A PATIO ENCLOSED WITH TWO BIRDS, TWO DOGS, AND A TORTOISE. SO I WENT AHEAD AND PULLED ALL OF THOSE ANIMALS OUT. REPORTER: ERIC NUÑEZ RAN DOWN TOWARDS THE FLAMES ON 13TH STREET. HE SAYS TO THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE, THESE AREN’T JUST PETS.>>THOSE WERE LIKE HER KIDS, AND I’M A SINGLE FATHER, I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO EVEN WORRY ABOUT YOUR CHILD, AND THOSE ARE LIKE HER CHILDREN. SO I DIDN’T EVEN THINK TWICE ABOUT IT. I DIDN’T EVEN QUESTION MY SAFETY OR ANYTHING. I JUST HAD TO GET THE ANIMALS OUT, THAT’S ALL I THOUGHT ABOUT.>>HE CUT OPEN THE BACK GATE AND HE RESCUED ALL THE ANIMALS BESIDES TWO. REPORTER: DESPITE RESUSCITATION EFFORTS, A DOG AND A CAT DID NOT SURVIVE THE FIRE.>>THOSE WERE THE ONES I WANTED TO GET OUT. IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. REPORTER: FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE HOUSE IS DESTROYED. THE HOMEOWNERS STAYING WITH FAMILY, MOURNING THEIR LOSS. EVEN THOUGH THE SADNESS SHARED BY THESE TIGHT KNIT NEIGHBORS, CASEY SAYS HE’S PROUD OF HIS DAD AND JUST GLAD HE’S OK.

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