After surviving Miramar house fire, family looks for missing cat

Boy saves family from house fire; now he is homeless and misses his cat


MIRAMAR, Fla. – Five days after they lost their beloved cats and their home to a fire in Miramar, a grandmother was asking for the public's help with finding a beloved cat. 

Trina Bell knows she is lucky to have survived. Her 6-year-old and 11-year-old grandsons were sleeping on the couch when the smell of smoke woke up the little one. There were flames in the living room, so he yelled: "Fire! Fire!"

Thanks to her grandson, Bell woke up her daughter Milan Bell and they ran out with their dog. Their two cats vanished.


"One cat was confirmed dead," Trina Bell's grandson Roland Athouris III said. "We couldn’t find the other cat."

After Miramar firefighters extinguished the fire, the family was homeless. Athouris shared the cat's photo. Amid the loss, there is still hope that someone in the neighborhood may find her. 


"The kitchen is completely gone, all of the windows are busted," Athouris said. "The house is ruined."

The Red Cross' assistance is temporary, so Trina Bell's co-worker Rhonda Powell set up to a GoFundMe account to help the family

"She is one of the hardest working people I know ... Let's all stand together and support her," Powell wrote adding the hash tag "Show T Bell Love."