WESTON, FLA. (WSVN) - - Fire Rescue crews responded to an expansive Weston home that was engulfed by flames, Wednesday afternoon.
Crews arrived at around 12:30 p.m. to the 3,000-square-foot, two-story home at 2400 Province Circle in the Weston Hills community.
“Upon arrival, firefighters deployed two hose lines into the home to extinguish the fire,” said Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue Chief Michael Kane.
Neighbors reported the fire after they saw black smoke coming from what appeared to be wooden decking on the first and second floors.
After running hoses from nearby fire hydrants, crews were able to attack the fire from the backyard and snuff it out within 15 minutes. However, the house was left uninhabitable.
Firefighters were on scene taking care of hot spots on the decking, which was left blackened by the flames.
Three pets, a large lizard in a cage and two small dogs, one of which needed oxygen, were rescued from the house.
“Of the two dogs that were removed by firefighters, one dog required resuscitation,” Kane said. “The dog was administered oxygen, but at this time, the dog appears to be OK and was reunited with the owner.”
Firefighters said no one was home at the time and the owner was later reunited with her dogs.
“I’m just grateful she’s OK. Thank you, everyone, so much,” the owner said. “I don’t know how it started. It was a huge fire.”
The homeowner also thanked the neighbors who alerted firefighters. “Thank you so much for calling the fire department,” she said. “You’re a lifesaver.”
Kane said this situation is a good reminder to check your home. “Fires do not discriminate. We’re all vulnerable,” he said. “This is a good opportunity right now for us to double check our homes, make sure they’re safe. Thankfully, nobody was in the home when the fire occurred, and also thankfully, none of the pets were harmed in the fire.”
The Florida State Fire Marshall is now investigating.
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