YUMA, Ariz. – A pet rabbit is dead after two adults and five children woke up to a fire in their home.
Yuma Fire Department (YFD) officials say one of the five children who lives in the home smelled smoke Wednesday morning. The kid told the rest of the family.
Both adults and all five children were able to get out of the house safely. However, one of the adults went back into the house several times to rescue pets.
When the fire department showed up to the house, which is on Eight Avenue near Second Street, they were able to rescue one rabbit but a second rabbit ended up dying.
YFD officials strongly suggest to never re-enter a burning building once you’ve exited safely.
The house unfit to be re-occupied due to the damage done by the flames and smoke. The family is getting help from the American Red Cross.
Fire officials say the cause of fire in still under investigation.