Then she began peddling away from the area.
“It was hard. I didn’t want to tip over,” Ruiz said. “I didn’t want to fall. I just kept yelling at the girls, tell me if you’re okay!”
During the bike ride, a good Samaritan told the Ruizes to get in his car. The man took the Ruizes to a family friend’s home, where they were reunited with Ruiz’s husband.
The Ruiz home was burned in the fire along with the family’s belongings. And the Santa Rosa hospital where Ruiz was scheduled to give birth via C-section next week is closed.
A sister hospital has offered to perform the procedure.
Ruiz said she’s heartbroken to know she won’t be able to bring her newborn to her family’s home.
According to KPIX, the family is considering naming the baby boy Phoenix, after the mystical bird said to rise from ashes.
See more at KPIX.