Cape Coral family homeless after house fire

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — One family no longer has a home for the holidays after a devastating house fire on Tuesday.

Lacey Glidden rushed home to see her family’s home engulfed in flames and smoke.

“I just ran out of work,” Glidden said. “Told them, ‘I got to go. My house is on fire.’ Made sure the dogs were safe and didn’t believe what was in front of my eyes.”

Reports show the fire started in the garage and two retired firefighters broke down the door to rescue the family’s four dogs.

While the family was thankful nobody was home and that their dogs were rescued, they realize obstacles lie ahead.

“Well, it’s just — what a mess,” said Robert Bristol, another family member. “No one can do anything until the adjuster gets there. Once the adjuster gets there, the balls get rolling and it’s going to be anywhere from six to nine months we’ll be displaced.”

However, the most difficult obstacle has been finding a place that will welcome their family and four dogs.

“They’re large dogs,” Bristol said. “One’s 90 pounds, one’s 120 pounds. Some places aren’t as accommodating.”

The family said they currently need necessities and prayers.

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