THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF’SOFFICE RELEASED A BONE-CHILLINGCALL A COUPLE MADE PLEADING FORHELP AS THEIR HOME WENT UP INFLAMES...THE COUPLE BECAME STUCK AS THE36TH AVE SE FIRE BEGAN TO SWEEPACROSS EASTERN COLLIER COUNTYLAST WEEK...FOX 4 SANDRA RODRIGUEZ SPOKEWITH THE FIRE MARSHAL WHO FOUGHTTHROUGH FLAMES TO GET THE COUPLEOUT SAFELY... SHE JOINS US FROMWHAT’S LEFT OF THE HOME...(1:36-1:40)WELL, THERE’S NOT MUCH LEFT HEREBESIDES TWO CHARRED CARS... ANDTHE FOUNDATION OF WHERE THE HOMESTOOD... FIRST RESPONDERS SAYTHE FLAMES WERE AS HIGH AS THETREES WHEN THEY GOT HERE TORESCUE THE COUPLE FROM THEBURNING HOME...(911 call)"*CRYING* We are surrounded byfire one of the cars just blewup"A CHILLING 911 PHONECALL ACOUPLE PLEADING TO BE RESCUED ASTHEIR HOME IN THE RURAL GOLDENGATE ESTATES AREA WENT UP INFLAMES...THOSE FLAMES CAUSED BY THEWILDFIRE THAT WOULD EVENTUALLYGROW OVER 8,000 ACRES IN EASTERNCOLLIER COUNTY...(911 CALL):"You see flames on all sides?They are all around us, and thesmoke is in the house, it’sgetting more difficult tobreathe, both cars areexploded."COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE911 TECHNICIAN MARIA RODRIGUEZTOOK THE COUPLE’S CALL...(911 CALL):"*NATS* heavy breathing Do youhave your doorways andeverything blocked with towels?Ah, no.
Can you do that for me,I need you to get to one roomand start blocking everything."THE COUPLE TOOK THE DISPATCHER’SADVICE BUT THEY WERE BECOMINGHOPELESS AS THEY WAITED IN THELIVING ROOM TO BE RESCUED(911 CALL):"Our roof is on fire now *HEAVYBREATHING*"(911 CALL)"I’m updating ok, I know this isscary, we’re right here withknow this is scary, "I’mupdating ok, I know this isscary, we’re right here withyou, just trying to get someoneover to you.
Are they gettingcloser?"MEANWHILE, FIRE CREWS WERE ENROUTE TO THE BURNING HOMELOOKING FOR A WAY PAST THEFLAMES THAT HAD ALREADY JUMPEDTO NEARBY STREETS(911 CALL):"The back porch to the side dooris now engulfed in fire, it’sgetting ready to come in.
*NATS*Distress We are going to die inhere, it’s inside.
Stay on theline with ok"EVENTUALLY, COREY ADAMSKI, AFIRE MARSHAL WITH THE NAPLESFIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT, WAS ABLETO GET TO THE HOME ON FOOT"Found the house, both vehicleswere on fire, the side of thehouse was on fire."ADAMSKI RUSHED TO FIND A WAYINTO THE HOME EVENTUALLYFINDING A DOOR NOT AS ENGULFEDIN FLAMES"I was able to force open thedoor and found both the male andthe female on the right side ofthe living room."TODAY━ ALL THAT’S LEFT OF THEHOME ON WOODLAND GRADE ROAD --IS RUBBLE BUT THE COUPLE ISALIVE"Once we got them back in thevehicle we still had to gothrough everything I drovethrough to get there.
That was alittle dicey for a moment but wewere able to get through."THE COUPLE WAS TREATED FOR SMOKEINHALATION AND IS DOING WELL...ADAMSKI SAYS HE’S THANKFUL THATALL THE RESPONDING AGENCIES WEREABLE TO WORK TOGETHER AMID THECHAOS TO HELP MAKE THIS A