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Fatal fire fallout: Meda family coping with loss of grandmother, grandson

Bakersfield, CA (KGET) — He was gone for 30 minutes, tops. Rupert Meda drove to a hardware store to buy parts for the sprinkler system. He went back and found a small house on 32nd Avenue in flames. My 40-year-old wife, Rosemary, is still inside. But not only Rosemary, but Nathan, a 10-year-old grandson.

Grandmother and grandson died together.

Now, along with the sadness and all the other emotions that accompany a sudden, unexpected, and immeasurable tragedy, this is: why? how?

Medas is waiting for the Bakersfield Fire Department to complete the investigation, while picking up some clues from his neighbors.

Fernando Meda, who lost her mother and nephew in a fire, said all signs were a gas explosion.

“One of my neighbors said the fire was out of the ground,” he said. “It’s all hearsay. We were trying to talk to the fire department this morning. They said there was no cause yet. What caused it and how it started. They are still investigating.”

According to Meda, the 58-year-old mother was bedridden in a wheelchair and underwent knee replacement on both legs. I was also scheduled to undergo a third knee replacement on Monday after my injury. Meda is convinced that her 10-year-old grandson did everything she could to protect her, when a 460-square-foot house built in 1930 with shingles on the sides burned.

“My nephew had a big heart,” he said. “If you knew Nathan, he had a big heart. If my mom pushed him out, he wouldn’t have left her alone. He still said,” No, Nana. ” Probably — they called her Nana. So he wouldn’t leave her — he would have returned. Little hero. “

When the firefighters were finally able to enter the building, they found them, grandmother and grandson together in the single bedroom of the house.

Within 48 hours, the fence in the front yard of the house was adorned with flowers, balloons and candles. In fact, so many candles broke out, another much smaller fire broke out, and another call from the fire department was needed.

Well, except for the balloons that occasionally hit the breeze, it’s quiet and Rupert Meda is alone in his sorrow.

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