A heartbreaking story nobody should ever have to experience.
Corey Logan, a Miami firefighter, responded to a call on a familiar street Tuesday afternoon. When his unit arrived to the scene, the situation became more surreal as Logan’s own house was on fire with his wife trapped inside.
Unfortunately, she was unable to escape and was found dead in their bedroom.
“(Logan) was one of the first in. He was on the engine company that responded,” said a county emergency worker with knowledge of the incident.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue released an official statement late Wednesday morning confirming Logan’s wife had “tragically” passed, but did not release her name.
“At this time, out of respect for the family, we kindly ask for privacy as they are dealing with this tragic loss,” wrote MDFR spokeswoman Erika Benitez. “We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we are focusing on supporting our firefighter and their family.”
Logan is a 20-year veteran emergency responder who took the call as an overtime shift for the department. A fellow firefighter has put together a GoFundMe page to help his colleague during this difficult time.
“Shortly after lunch Corey received a Ring notification on his phone which showed a neighbor frantically banging on his front door which led him to believe something was wrong at his house,” co-worker Christopher Morales wrote on GoFundMe. “Corey has been his wife’s caretaker for many years as she had many medical conditions.”
As of Thursday afternoon, the total contributions to Logan was over $130,000 and still raising.