Two people were able to escape from their mobile home after it went up in flames in the Tice community on Saturday morning.
The call was reported just after 9 a.m. in the 540 block of New York Drive. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found a plume of smoke and flames.
Eva said she and her 21-year-old son Carl were able to escape from their home. She said she was able to grab one of her dogs, but two other dogs did not make it. “I got her. My son lost his. His didn’t make it,” Eva said.
Both Eva and Carl were in tears as they spoke about what happened.
The pair said they lost everything in the fire, including their phones. And now, they’re looking for a new place to stay after a fire left their homes in ruins.
Eva Perkins and her son, Carl, woke up to the smell of smoke. Next thing they knew, their home was engulfed by flames. “We have nothing. I left with a blanket. I have no clothes,” Perkins said.
“I heard popping sound in the carport and I looked at the camera and all I seen was red. Like the wall was going up in the carport in flames were trying to its like we all ran out at the same time and it just went it was so dry I guess it took everything,” said Perkins.
Antonio Distefano lives across the street from Perkins and says he smelled the smoke. Immediately, he went outside to see if everything was okay. But, what he saw was unbelievable.
“The whole trailer was engulfed in fires and the smoke it was pretty smokey and all that,” Distefano said.
While Perkins and her family have to start picking up the pieces and starting fresh, she’s just thankful people were helping her in any way they can. “There’s a few people who gave me clothes and it did help out I appreciate people so much,” said Perkins.