Family devastated after three homes destroyed by fire in Lorenzo - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Family devastated after three homes destroyed by fire in Lorenzo

Source: KCBD Video Source: KCBD Video
Source: KCBD Video Source: KCBD Video
John, Manuel, and Charles Gonzales (Source: KCBD Video) John, Manuel, and Charles Gonzales (Source: KCBD Video)
LORENZO, TX (KCBD) -

Three homes were destroyed by fire in Lorenzo on Tuesday, homes that were owned by the same family for 45 years.

Today they're left with their memories among the rubble.

"It changed my life tremendously," homeowner John Gonzales said. "I've been staying here for 45 years and everything I've put in there, everything I've possessed has gone up in smoke."

John and Charles Gonzales own the three homes that went up in flames Tuesday afternoon. Two of the homes were under renovation, except for the one John lived in.

"There's a part of me left in there," John said.

This fire is about more than just lost homes to this family, it's about the memories lost.

"We lost our mom and dad both to cancer. We were remodeling this house in honor of them and it's gone," Charles said.

Everyone in the family is feeling this loss.

"I've lived in this probably 25 years and John's house has been here for 45, 50 years. It's been here all his life," John and Charles's brother Manuel Gonzales said. "I used to run around here. This is where I grew up at and it's gone."

This family says this fire can burn their houses, but it can't burn the bond they still have.

"The love that we share in this family means the world to me," John said.

The fire is still under investigation. John is currently staying with his family in Lubbock.

There is a GOFUNDME to help John and Charles Gonzales. To donate click here.

Copyright 2018 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

    Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:12:11 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:32:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, the opening bell hangs above the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 21.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo, the opening bell hangs above the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 21.
    Stocks are climbing on Wall Street and overseas after the U.S. and China said they made progress in trade talks.
    Stocks are climbing on Wall Street and overseas after the U.S. and China said they made progress in trade talks.
  • US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

    US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:52:00 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:32:30 GMT
    fasfdafasfda

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal...

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:32:22 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

Powered by Frankly