Names Released in Moon Lake Fatal Fire
Twin 3-year-old were killed in the blaze and their mother was hospitalized.
As officials continue to investigate a fire that broke out at a Moon Lake home early this morning, some details are emerging.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the twin 3-year-olds killed in the blaze and that of their mother, who was injured.
The twins were Micah and Miah Shaver of 10637 Wabayo St. The children, a boy and a girl respectively, died at the scene, according to officials. Their mother, Shannon Garza, 30, received burns on her arms and was taken to Bayonet Point Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The sheriff’s office received a call about the mobile home fire at 8:54 a.m. today, Nov. 12. Deputy John Ryle was the first on the scene. When he realized that the children were inside, “he attempted to make entry into the bedroom, but was pushed back by the flames,” a media release said.
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The deputy, however, had “no chance at all to go in there,” Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a press conference this morning.
Pasco County Fire Rescue workers also tried to enter the home, but were turned away by the severity of the fire, officials said.
The fire started in one of the bedrooms and spread to the entire trailer, officials said. Officials described the home as “fully engulfed."
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Help For The Family
Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Tobin said the agency’s victim advocate is working with the family to make sure it has the assistance it needs.
“I’m not aware of the Red Cross’ involvement at this point,” he said, adding that such services will be offered.
The family’s home was destroyed in the fire. According to neighbors, the family has two teenage children in addition to the twins.
Stay with Patch for updates as they become available.