Fast Acting Police Officer Alerts Family to Burning House
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
One family is safe thanks to the watchful eyes of one area police officer.
A residential fire broke out just after 12:30 this morning on the 7400 block of Milky Way near Star Cove. Corpus Christi Firefighters were dispatched after a patrolling police officer saw smoke billowing in the sky. That officer followed the smoke and saw the roof of a house completely engulfed in flames. The officer sprung into action and kicked in the door to alert the family.
"I screamed at my husband to get the kids, their friends. We were having a slumber party," said homeowner Jena Bowman. "All I could see was the attic burning and I don't know."
Everyone inside the house, two adults and six children, all escaped to safety. Firefighters had the blaze controlled within minutes. Frank Rodriguez with the Corpus Christi Fire Department says it appears the fire broke out in the attic. An investigation is now underway.
For now, the family will stay with relatives. They say they are grateful to the officer who saved their lives.