Though their house was completely burned, a Navarre family had at least one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Fire fully engulfed a residence on Tupelo Drive Nov. 22 causing half the house to collapse and the other half of the home to be heavily damaged, but the family dog, trapped inside the home throughout the incident, survived.
“Marley the wonder dog” was rescued from the ashes and reunited with her owner shortly after the blaze was extinguished said Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton.
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Fire fully engulfs home after “boom”
Fire fully engulfed a residence on Tupelo Drive Wednesday afternoon causing half the house to collapse and the other half of the home to be heavily damaged.
Fire fighters from Holley-Navarre, Midway and other fire districts arrived to the scene just before 1:30 p.m. to find the fire already fully involved.
The nearest fire hydrant was on another street, so fire fighters had to utilize the truck tanks to bring water to the scene. The trucks alternated leaving the scene to fill up then driving back to the blaze to keep the water flowing.
Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton said the house was vacant when they arrived on scene. He said they do not know the cause of the incident and a Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate.
Neighbor Megan Erwin was present when the fire started. She said she was inside her home, across the street from the house, when they heard a “boom.”
“I came outside and half the house was in flames,” she said.
Updates will be made to this story as more information becomes available.