Deputy Rey Davalos helps fireman Chris Moehlman. Davalos was the first emergency responder on the scene. Moehlman happened to be near by and dropped what he was doing to help.
Woman and Son Lose Home to Fire, GOODRICH, March 18, 2014 - At approximately 4:45 pm on March 18, 2014, a house fire was reported. Volunteer firemen from Goodrich, Livingston, and Scenic Loop converged on 1002 Loop 393 to find an older wood frame home burning. Deputy Rey Davalos with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was the first emergency responder on the scene and observed smoke billowing from the roof of the home. Nobody was home when the fire started. Winds fanned the flames as firemen worked to douse the stubborn blaze. The roof of the home collapsed. Firemen were able to put the fire out, but the home was totaled. The home was owned by 53 year old Emma Peña who lived in the home with her son. Initially, the fire is believed to have started in the son's room. Peña reportedly did not have insurance on the home. Nobody was injured during the incident.
Goodrich Fire Chief, Kenneth Hambrick tries to get a hose inside the home as Deputy Terri Mayer assists.
The center of the roof once campe to a point, but collapsed.
a seem in the roof shows a glimpse of the intensity of the flames inside the home.
Water from fire hoses cascades off the corrugated metal roof.
Homeowner, Emma Pena (wearing all black) was overcome with emotion when she arrived to find her home destroyed.
Fireman Trace Harrison appears fatigued after being on the frontline battling the fire.
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