Red Cross helping Muskogee family after fire

Posted at 12:25 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 01:25:50-05

A Muskogee family of six (2 parents, 4 children) is without a home after a fire destroyed is Tuesday.


2 Works For You spoke with Annabelle Tafoya, the mother, who escaped the fire with her three-year-old daughter.


The American Red Cross Tulsa Chapter said its providing financial help to the Tafoya family in Muskogee.


It was a dramatic scene on Lawrence St on Tuesday when Muskogee firefighters arrived.


They found Tafoya and her three year old on the second floor roof were firefighters rescued them and got them down by a ladder.


“She woke me up and when I got up to go down the stairs everything was black, solid black,” said Tafoya. “I couldn’t even see and so we just turned around. I thought for awhile and before I panicked I just opened the window, pushed the screen out of the way and got out, pulled her out,”


Fire damage is contained to the kitchen area, but there’s smoke and water damage throughout the home.


“It felt like real bad dream at first I couldn't believe it until today whenever I did go in the house and I saw how bad it really was and how could it been worse,” said Tafoya.


The Red Cross is helping the family stay in a local hotel.


“So far we’re staying here because I don’t have any family or anything, so I’m grateful for that, I’m glad that they’re helping, if not I wouldn't know what to do,” said Tafoya.

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