Fire Destroys One Home, Damages Another

Firefighters rescue dog from burning home

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    An intense, fast-moving fire on the 7700-block of Acapulco destroyed one family's home and damaged another early Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, May 1, 2012)

    An early-morning fire destroyed a Fort Worth home on Tuesday and damaged another.

    The fire was first reported on the 7700-block of Acapulco at about 3 a.m. Most of the home was destroyed, but the family was not home at the time of the fire, officials said. Firefighters were able to rescue the family's dog from the blaze.

    The fire started overnight and burned into the early morning hours, but it took some time before anyone noticed the flames, officials said.

    The fire cascaded onto the roof of a neighboring home where the Davis family was sleeping. The wife woke up to discover the attic on fire and immediately rushed her husband, daughter and cats out of the home.

    "[The fire] just floated onto where our bedrooms are. We're really lucky. God really saved our lives," said Kimber Davis. "My mom was like, ‘Kimber! Get out of bed,’ and I thought I was in trouble.  She was like, ‘The neighbor’s house is on fire!’ So, I put the cats in the car."

    Firefighters said the wind fanned the flames onto the Davis home.

    Crews were also dealing with a water main break in the process, but firefighters said it didn't interfere with response efforts.

    The fire caused an estimated $160,000 in damage to the initial home and about $60,000 in fire and smoke damage at the Davis' home, firefighters report.

    The American Red Cross is helping both families affected by the fire.

    Officials are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

    NBC 5's Keaton Fox and Kendra Lyn contributed to this report.