CORPUS CHRISTI – What started as a normal Sunday morning for the Gonzalez family ended in heartbreak, as their home of nearly 30 years is no longer livable.
"I’m kind of lost right now. I don’t know what we’re going to do. We’re not going to be able to stay here. I do know that for sure," Jose Gonzalez said.
Fire crews were in the right place at the right time, driving down Highway 286 when they noticed smoke near Comanche St.
"They were on the freeway and saw smoke, so they dispatched a regular alarm to the area until we got a location," Battalion Chief Scott Marsh said.
Crews fought the blaze and worked to put out hot spots for about 30 minutes.
Gonzalez had just left for work when his wife called him to tell him their home was in flames, but that she had made it out safely with their young daughter and dog.
"I’m just thankful to God that my family is okay," Gonzalez said.
The American Red Cross has been contacted to aid the family.
The Corpus Christi Fire Department is still investigating the cause of this fire.