BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsnow.com) (Source: Boca Raton Fire Rescue) — On Thursday evening, May 18, 2017 Boca Raton Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire in the Grand Oaks subdivision of the Broken Sound Community. The 911 call was made by the teenaged daughter of the homeowner who was home alone with her younger brother.
While in her bedroom the daughter noted an odor of something burning and went to investigate. When she entered the kitchen area she noticed smoke coming from a pile of papers located next to the kitchen counter.
She immediately alerted her younger brother and dialed 911 form her cell phone. She and her brother were able to gather all the pets and exit the home safely.
There were no injuries, however the home suffered extensive damage to the kitchen and living room.
When firefighters arrived, they found the children outside with the pets and were quickly able to confirm no one else was in the home. The cause of this fire is still under investigation at the writing of this release.