A Flour Bluff family is without a home Monday, after their home is said to be a total loss after devastating fire.
The fire was so intense, it affected power poles in the area, knocking out electricity to neighboring homes
"The homeowner says that he woke up to a noise, like an explosion type thing and he went to that part of the house and it was all on fire," said CCFD Battalion Chief Jackie Burrows.
Corpus Christi Fire investigators say the blaze started around 2:45AM Monday morning on Anchor Street and Navy Drive a near the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi entrance.
A witness captured cell phone video shot when the flames broke out. Fire investigators say the fire started in laundry room near a freezer.
After the homeowner woke up his wife, he tried to locate his 13-year old son, but he couldn't find him. The search made for some tense moments for fire fighters and the family. Luckily though, the son was found a short time later just down the street in the bed of a pickup truck.
Sadly, the family did lose their beloved pets in that fire and the home is said to be a total loss.
"Everyone is safe a few of the animals, they did lose some pets which is distressing but the people, the family is okay and that's what's most important," said Captain Gary Mohler with the CCFD.
The family is being helped out by the American Red Cross.
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