Home destroyed, pets killed in Nashville fire

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jan 11, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An elderly woman lost multiple pets and most of her belongings in a house fire in Nashville.

The fire broke out at the home on the 200 block of Altaloma Road Friday afternoon. Fire officials said first responders in an ambulance called 911 because they were the first to spot the smoke coming from the house as the drove by.

The home was fully involved when firefighters got to the scene, but no one except the pets were inside. They were able to put out the flames and rescue a dog, which was resuscitated, but the family says two dogs and one cat died in the fire.

The home belongs to Pamela Mary. Her granddaughter was looking after the home while Pamela was away.

The fire has impacted more than just Pamela. It was also a home for people who needed help. NewsChannel 5 talked to a man named Juan Grodo who says the woman helped him get off the streets. He said she opened her home to him and other people who had fallen on hard times.

Pamela's daughter, Amanda, told NewsChannel 5 "her whole life was in there."

The cause of the fire is under investigation. A gofundme account was created to help Pamela.