Updated: 6/18/2013 8:49 am
Loma Vista House Fire Update
A Victoria firefighter is on the mend after being injured during a house blaze Sunday night. Officials said the firefighter fell through the floor while battling the blaze on Loma Vista. Victoria Fire Chief Taner Drake stated the officer suffered a minor knee injury. He was taken to Citizens Medical Center, where he was treated and released. The blaze also left a family of six homeless. Monday night, they're looking for a new place to call home while trying to rebuild their lives. This is just a latest in a series of fires lately. Monday night fire officials are also urging others to practice fire safety.
Daniel and Robin Rodriquez along with their four children have been renting a home located on the 800 block of Loma Vista Avenue since August but Sunday night, flames destroyed everything they owned. Robin said her kids were disappointed that they lost new school clothes and supplies but she said she's upset about the things that can't be replaced.
Firefighters stated no one was home at the time of the fire which was around 8:30. Robin said she was at work and her husband and kids left the house at 6 to walk and pick her up. Victoria Fire Marshal Tom Legler said while there have been several fires in the area, they are not connected. Legler is urging the public to take safety precautions like test smoke alarms, knowing two different ways to get out of your home and have a plan.
Firefighters stated the home total loss. Robin added the home was not equipped with smoke alarms so despite losing everything she is thankful no one was home at the time. The family does not have renters insurance and said they haven't been able to get a hold of the owner to see if the home is insured. The fire is still under investigation by the Victoria Fire Department.
If you would like to help out the family please, drop off monetary or clothing donations located at Mac Haik Hyundai 4506 North Navarro, Victoria, TX 77904.
Clothing & shoe sizes:
Mom- 12 Pant, L shirt, 8 ½ shoe.
Dad- 36 Pant, XL shirt, 13 shoe.
8 year Boy, 11-12 Pant, M shirt, 3 shoe.
4 year Girl, 3T, ll shoe.
2 year old boy 2t, 8 shoe.
10 month girl-18-24 month, 3 shoe.
Micheal Mays Car of Fire Relief fund set up at Calcom Federal Credit Union on John Stockbauer Drive.
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