Children burned in mobile home fire recovering, one removed from intensive care

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

Luis Gonzalez sat on his couch, looking at pictures of his family.

“Henry, Kaly, and Elizabeth,” he said as he pointed at each child in the photo. “All three of the kids were the same. Always happy, always asking questions.”

Sunday morning, just after 9, the family’s mobile home in suburban West Palm Beach.

The children and their father were inside.

9-year-old Henry Rodriguez and his 8-year-old sister Kaly suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation. They were rushed to the hospital.

Their 7-year-old sister, Elizabeth, was killed.

“It’s been very difficult, you know, but they’re strong,” Luis said of the children’s parents. “They have God with them and they’re strong.”

Henry and Kaly were both unconscious when they got to the hospital.

Now, both are awake and Henry has left the intensive care unit.

“I know it was great, a great feeling for them,” Luis said. “They’r…

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Palm Beach County Fire Update, 1 Dead, 2 Transferred to Jackson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla —

Palm Beach County Fire Update, 1 Dead, 2 Transferred to Jackson Memorial.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Holiday Way, in reference to a child death investigation resulting from a residential fire.

This morning, the homeowner, was alerted by a neighbor that his residence was on fire, while he and his children were sleeping. The owner and his neighbor broke the glass of a rear window and retrieved two children from inside who were immediately given CPR and transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center for treatment. Both children, ages 8 & 9, sustained severe burns and were later transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for further treatment. While rescuing efforts were underway, a third child (7 years of age), was located inside the bedroom and was pronounced deceased on scene. The cause of fire is still undetermined. DCF, Medical Examiner’s Office, PBC Fire Investigators and Crime Scene responded to the sc…

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Turnpike reopened after semi truck fire

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- All northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike have reopened after a semi truck fire on Saturday afternoon.

All lanes were closed for a few hours while crews worked to extinguish the fire and clear the debris just south of the Indiantown Road exit in Jupiter.

No injuries were reported.

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Jupiter house fire displaces 7 people

JUPITER, Fla. - The Red Cross said an overnight fire in Jupiter displaced seven people, including five children. 

The fire occurred at a home on Fourth Street in Jupiter.   

The Red Cross said in a written statement they were assessing the needs of the family, including food, temporary lodging and clothing.

No other details were immediately available.

 

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7 people displaced by house fire in Jupiter

A Jupiter family of seven is trying to find a new place to live temporarily after their home went up in flames Wednesday morning on 4th Street.

Five members of that family were children.

It's unclear what caused the fire but there are no reports of any injuries.

The Red Cross is now stepping in to help the family find temporary housing, clothes, and food. 

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