Fire Crews Respond to Major House Fire in Annaville

A couple had to evacuate their home Monday, when their car caught fire and the flames spread to the garage.

It happened on the 2800 block of Tumbleweed Drive, on the city's northwest side.

While fire officials are working to pinpoint the exact cause, the couple says they had just arrived home after having electrical work done on one of their vehicles.

The couple had no idea about the threat outside. Megan Moore was inside on the computer, and Luke Tidwell was in the shower, when their smoke alarm went off.

"I duck out of the computer room, see the smoke, go outside, call 911, see there's already an officer," Moore said. "Cars on fire. Smoke coming out of the roof area."

Moore's first thought was to grab her dog and get out. The fire spread fast, from her silver car, then to Tidwell's car, then the garage. There was also heavy smoke damage throughout the home.

Firefighters were able to get the fire out in about 25 minutes.

Moore said she has lived at that home for the last seven or eight years. It was her late grandmother's house. The couple says luckily they both have insurance, but the damage is done.

"It's all smoke damaged. These are the clothes I have now," Tidwell said. "We'll be staying with her mom or my parents. We don't have cars. I got to see my car melting right in front of me, and hopefully my cats are okay."

The Corpus Christi Fire Department is investigating the cause, but Moore said she had just arrived home from getting some electrical work done under the hood. The next thing she knows, her home is on fire.

Luckily, no one was hurt in the fire, and the couple does have a place to stay for the night.

Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell was Live at the scene with details.


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