We're told the fire broke out in a back bedroom. Crews got word there were animals trapped inside and quickly attacked the fire. They ended up rescuing six dogs. But the family tells us another two dogs did not make it out alive.
The homeowners -- a husband, his wife, their adult son and the son's girlfriend -- all managed to get out safely."They smelled smoke, my bother Joey tried to go in there. It must have spread real quick," said son Mickey Diaz.
Firefighters say a space heater is to blame for the blaze. Apparently, there was an electrical short. It caught fire. The fire made its way into the wall and up the attic, so it spread quickly and it made it very difficult to fight.
The family's adult son was treated for smoke inhalation, but we're told he'll be fine.The family was allowed back into the house this morning to salvage what they could.