RELEASE – MOBILE HOME FIRE LEAVES 13 PEOPLE HOMELESS; & ONE FIRE OFFICIAL INJURED.

 

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

Fabens, TX- El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 southwest block of 1st in reference to a structure fire just after 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24th, 2015.

Upon arrival deputies discover two mobile homes fully engulfed. The fire began at the rear of the first residence and spread to the neighboring mobile home. It took fire crews a little over an hour to extinguish the fire, the following fire departments responded; Clint, Fabens, San Elizario, Tornillo, and Socorro.

One injury was reported by deputies on scene; Fernando Martinez Fire Chief for Fabens Fire Department was injured while working to contain the fire, he was transported to local area hospital with minor injuries and was released the same day.

Both homes are a total loss and the estimated value is of $112,000. The Red Cross was on scene to assist the families.

Families are welcoming any help from the community; they can be reached at the following numbers: Esparza Family; Daniel Esparza: (915) 765-7741 or Elizabeth Flores: (915) 765-1009 and Garcia-Molina Family; Ramon Garcia-Molina: (915) 202-2212.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation; no further information is available at this time.

Published 26 May 2015 03:05 PM by lantunez

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