Apr 11, 2013 3:04 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Fire crews are at the scene of a house fire at 2279 County Road 55 right now. It appears the home is a total loss.
We have a crew on the scene gathering information. We're told the 72-year-old caretaker of the property came home to find smoke in the house, then the flames kicked up.
He thinks both dogs in the home died in the blaze.
When he called 911 he warned fire crews there was ammunition in the home. He also said he was going to try and get the dogs, but warned not to for his own safety.
"I run around to the front, I couldn't even shut the back door, couldn't even get close to it, it was so hot. And I opened the front door and when I did, it flashed. And when it flashed, then that little dog cried for a long time. I just felt so bad. I couldn't go in that house though," Pat Murphy told us.
The 72-year-old caretaker does not have insurance, but says he can always stay at another one of the homes on the property.
The scene is about two miles west of the intersection of S. Staples and Chapman Ranch Road.