Family Recovers From Fire After Stranger Saves Their Family - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/23/05

Family Recovers From Fire After Stranger Saves Their Family

A day after a fast-moving fire destroys two homes in North Lubbock county, investigators uncover the cause and residents learn the extent of the damage.

Burning trash left unattended, that is what caused a massive fire at two mobile homes Wednesday afternoon in the 5700 block of County Road 61-50. On Thursday the State Fire Marshall's Office confirmed the fire was caused by burning trash left unattended by one of the residents.

Around 3 o'clock in the afternoon, a small trash fire spread to two mobile homes nearby. As a result three dogs died and two cars were destroyed. Two people were inside one of the mobile homes at the time the fire started. But, thanks to the quick reaction of a relative and a stranger, both are alive.

Roy Hernandez heard the news from his daughter. "They said mom's house was burning." But he had no idea that his house next door had the same fate. "It turned out to be the whole thing, it burned to the ground, even our two cars."

Hernandez sifted through the ashes and said, "We'll have to rebuild, start all over again." And as Roy and his family try to figure out what's next, they rely on each other and their faith to get them through the devastation to start again. "Our hearts are broken but our faith is up."

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