A family in Calhoun County loses everything in mobile home fire

A family in Calhoun County loses everything in mobile home fire

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas – A family loses everything and is in complete devastation after a fire destroyed their mobile home in Alamo Beach.

A little after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a man sustained substantial burns in a mobile home fire on La Joie Avenue.

Darian Garza, from Port Lavaca, is the granddaughter of Gregorio Cevantes, the man who sustained the burns in the fire.

Dolores and Gregorio Cervantes, a veteran, were the only two occupants in the home at the time of the fire, said Garza.

Garza spoke to Newscenter 25 about what happened the night of.

“Around one o’clock, my grandfather woke her [grandmother] up to the house being on fire in their bedroom and his legs were on fire,” Garza said. “So, she had to help him to put the fire out on his legs — they tried to rush out of the house as fast as they can — they couldn’t grab anything, the only thing she got was her phone so she could call the fire department and the ambulance. Once they got there, they put the fire out and they took them to Citizens [Medical Center] and we got the call about 15 minutes after it happened.”

Garza confirmed her grandmother was discharged from Citizens Medical Center in Victoria overnight. Her grandmother is now in San Antonio with her grandfather as he undergoes procedures due to the severity of his burns.

According to Garza, she spent most of the time at her grandparents home with her twins. She also lost everything that belonged to her twins in the fire.

Garza and the family are very thankful for the amount of support they have received from the community.

Garza did share with Newscenter 25 that her grandparents do need toiletries, winter clothing and anything that they can use for the time being.

There is a GoFundMe page that has been set up and a donation drop-off to help the family at this time.

The address to the drop-off location is 220 Crockett Street, Port Lavaca 77979.

Newscenter 25 did reach out to authorities and the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The Port Lavaca Fire Department did confirm Seadrift Volunteer Fire Department and Port Lavaca Volunteer Fire Department assisted in the fire.

Magnolia Beach Volunteer Fire Department was first on scene and the lead fire department in putting out the fire, according to an email sent to our newsroom from the department.