UPDATE – ARREST MADE
Following the structure fire that occurred on Sunday, May 24th, 2015, the preliminary investigation by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office determined that someone had intentionally started the fire that affected the two residences damaged by the fire. On, Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detectives took Isidoro Martinez age 52 was taken into custody on two counts of Arson.
The mug is attached, no further information is available at this time.
RELEASE – MOBILE HOME FIRE LEAVES 13 PEOPLE HOMELESS; & ONE FIRE OFFICIAL INJURED.
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
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.