Family of five displaced after early-morning mobile home fire
Posted: Jan 29 2016 07:07AM MST
Updated: Jan 29 2016 05:18PM MST
PHOENIX (KSAZ) -
An early morning house fire left five people without a place to live, but the father is being credited with helping get his family and sister out of the burning home.
A fire tore through the home early Friday morning; everyone inside was asleep when the fire broke out.
"I think it was just instinct, getting my sister out, and my family, I didn't care about anything else," said David Pedraza.
Pedraza woke up to screams and could see the smoke coming from one of the bedrooms. He couldn't get the door open, so he knocked it down.
"I went to the door, and I heard my sister screaming my name, and I saw smoke coming out, and I didn't even think twice, I was just like I have to got to get her out of there," he said.
The entire family including his sister, wife, and two kids were able to make it out with just the clothes on their back.
"It was just a whole bunch of smoke everywhere, my sister was on the ground, we got her out, and then I got my wife and my kids," said Pedraza.
Unfortunately, they were unable to rescue their two-month-old puppy. This morning the family came back to the home to survey the damage. The kids toys, clothes, and even keys to the family car were scorched by the fire.
"We had no insurance on it, so everything is pretty much coming out of pocket," said Pedraza.
Phoenix Fire investigators are looking into what started the fire.