The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s criminal investigation into a deadly Ramrod Key house fire last summer is over and no charges are pending.
“We consulted with the State Attorney’s Office and there won’t be any criminal charges at this point,” said Deputy Becky Herrin, the agency’s communications officer.
The Florida Division of State Fire Marshal’s arson investigation continues.
The June 21 blaze on Anguila Lane killed Robin Ferrer, 46, and her two young children, Roman, 7, and his 5-year-old sister Hazel.
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Around 12:30 a.m. that morning, Robin Ferrer, whose bedroom was at the end of the hallway in the back of the house, woke up to smoke and fire and banged on the bedroom door of her oldest son, Jacob Shores, 18, according to a court document filed by the surviving members’ attorney.
Robin Ferrer told Jacob to go downstairs, get his sister Courtney, 19, leave the house and call 911, which he did.
Robin then went back to get Roman and Hazel, who were sleeping in her bed. But the fire accelerated too quickly and she was unable to escape, according to the court document.
Jacob Shores was hailed a hero after desperately trying to get back into the home to save his family. He was severely burned in the process. He is recovering but continues to receive treatment, which has included skin grafts and at least three surgeries.