Fire claims couple's home, wife hospitalized
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- A woman remains in the hospital after a fire broke out in her South Florida home.
Fire rescue responded to a house fire in the area of 1410 NW 199 St., at around 9:15 p.m. Thursday.
According to reports, the fire started in Bud and Mary Williams' bedroom. The husband escaped the fire through the back door. His wife attempted to get outside through the front door, but the door was locked. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the woman unconscious by the door.
The couple was transported to Jackson North where the wife remains and is being treated for smoke inhalation. The couple's daughter, Rose Brown, said, "Well, when I left the hospital my mom, she wasn't doing very well, but we're praying for the best."
Brown said her mother was transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital sometime later Friday. "Houses come and go, but I can never replace another mother or another father," Brown said.
She said she was not burned but suffered from smoke inhalation. She does expect that her mother will pull through just fine.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire. "We really don't know what started the fire," Brown said. "The house went up in flames and my mother was trapped inside."
The family gathered outside the home that the family owned for over three decades. Officials have deemed it unsafe.
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