‘Lucky’ mom, 12-year-old girl, 2-year old boy rescued from burning home
A lucky mom in a New Mexico town has a baby girl, a newborn baby boy and an old friend who were all rescued from their burning home.
A woman who was out at the fire with her two young children was rescued Friday from the burning house.
The mom, who goes by the nickname “Candy” said she was out on a leash with her young kids when they saw flames coming from the house.
She called 911 to report the fire and the boys were safe.
“It was an amazing feeling,” Candy said of the rescue.
“I’m just glad that they were safe.”
Candy said she has never seen a fire like this before.
She said the fire started when someone moved a garbage can to the front of the house and the roof started to collapse.
The fire broke out around 6 p.m. in a backyard at a ranch near a Walmart in Las Cruces.
It was only contained to a few sections.
The fire spread to the back yard where Candy and her children lived.
Candy said the boys and her daughters are fine.
“They’re OK,” she said.
“They’re just being thankful.”
Cable’s mom said her husband was inside the house when the fire broke.
She was able to get the boys inside.
Candy says the kids have been taking turns with the babies for their safety.
“When they’re outside, they’re the ones holding the babies,” Candy explained.
“We’re just trying to get them into the house as quickly as possible.”
Canceled on vacationThe couple has been on vacation, but they’re planning on returning to the fire scene in the coming days.
The house was purchased last year and had a lot of potential.
A few weeks ago, the couple bought the property from a man for $2,000.
They had the house on the market for $3,000 when the house burned.
Cable said she wanted to save as many of her kids as she could.