Fire evacuees' home burned down six years ago
Fire evacuees' home burned down six years agoPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
CREATED Jul. 11, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Westgate Flamingo Bay timeshare company in Las Vegas is helping displaced Carpenter 1 fire evacuees by offering them free rooms for the next week.
The Gismanauskas family and their four cats moved in on Thursday. They own a home in the Rainbow subdivision in Kyle Canyon and have been evacuated since the 4th of July.
"We've have a lot of restless nights," says "Duffy" Gismanauskas.
"[We're not feeling] good. We love our home," says wife Becky.
The couple rebuilt their house only six years ago, after an electrical fire gutted the interior. They lost six cats in those flames.
It was devastating for "Duffy", a veteran firefighter who spent three decades on the front lines saving lives.
The wounds barely healed before the Carpenter 1 fire burned its way in.
"We barely just threw stuff in bags and we got our cats. [They] were the most important things," says Becky.
Currently, the timeshare company is helping house seven displaced families. Another two families are expected to arrive on Friday.
To inquire about a room, individuals are encouraged to call the local Red Cross.
Pets and children are welcome.