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Jul 29, 2012 6:10 PM by Lacey Steele

Three generation family loses home to fire in Pueblo

Fire destroyed a home in Pueblo this weekend.

The flames were so intense, they caused some damage to a neighbor's home on West 13th Street.

"It was one of the scariest things ever," said Jeremy Bravo, a next door neighbor. "You think that you're going to lose everything."

Bravo's home is only about five feet from his neighbors.

"We saw flames just coming out of the windows," said Bravo. "There was a popping noise of windows just breaking, and then the flames just came out of that top window just furiously. It was awful."

That's when he called 911.

"She's like calm down, tell me where you are," said Bravo. "By the time I told her my address, I already heard sirens in the area, and everything was just complete chaos."

Firefighters say it started in the attic, so they had to fight it from the outside since it was a hazard to go in.

It was too dangerous for Bravo and his girlfriend to stay.

"The fire itself," said Bravo. "The water was flooding the house. Our backyard looked like a pool. It was just crazy, so they were like, 'It'd be best if you guys just got out of here.'"

Bravo's home only has minor damage where siding melted, but his neighbor's home is now surrounded by caution tape.

"The cops were pretty strict about absolutely nobody entering this area whatsoever," said Bravo.

Neighbors tell us three generations of a Spanish-speaking family lived in the home.

They're concerned about what this means for them moving forward.

"I knew them," said Bravo. "They were a nice family, and it's just awful to see that happen to your neighbors."

Police and firefighters tell us everyone inside the home at the time, made it out okay, but the damage in the house is a total loss.

 

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