A report coming from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department says authorities are investigating the disastrous loss after getting a call Wednesday that a couple of houses in a Florida Mobile Home park caught on fire.
“Witnesses reported seeing a young female enter one of the homes and although bystanders tried to render aid, the female never exited the home,” the department said in a Facebook post. “According to witnesses, the child may have been attempting to save her dogs from the fire.”
Witnesses additionally assisted authorities and WFLA who identified the victim as 11-year-old Rilee Beisler, a McIntosh Middle School sixth-grader that relocated into the Sun N Fun Mobile Home park along with her mom and also pair of pet dogs 6 months back.
“She had a heart of gold,” Beisler’s aunt Laura Alden said to WFLA. “She loves those dogs. They were a pain in the butt. They were 7-month-old pitbull puppies and, you know, puppies are hyper but she loved those dogs and those were her babies.”
Alden likewise described in a TV interview along with WFLA that her niece in fact made it away from the fire unharmed prior to returning into the burning property to save her pet dogs.
“She really loves animals, and that’s actually how it happened,” Alden said. “She was going back into the house for the dogs. She loved those dogs.”
Though nearby neighbors made an effort to stop her, Beisler was actually undeterred.
“Rilee was the kind of kid, if she wants it, she was going to go for it,” Alden stated with tears in her eyes. “Stubborn pre-teen.”
“That speaks volumes about who she was because she was out of the fire, she was out of the house, and she went back in it,” she mentioned.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department stated that “at this time … Rilee is believed to have died due to smoke inhalation.” They did keep in mind, having said that, they are waiting for a formal report from the Medical Examiner’s Office.
The sheriff’s office likewise signified that they do not believe foul play was involved in the fire.
“At this time, the incident does not seem criminal in nature,” they stated on Facebook, keeping in mind that the investigation with the State Fire Marshall is still “active and ongoing.”
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