Wilson County News May 8, 2013, 8:07pm 3121 views 1 comment
LA VERNIA -- A mobile home on U.S. 87 south of here is a total loss, following a late-afternoon fire May 8. Firefighters with the La Vernia, Sutherland Springs, & Stockdale volunteer fire departments were called out at approximately 4:20 pm, according to Deputy Robert Shockley with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office. They arrived to find the single-wide mobile home engulfed.
The residents of the home escaped uninjured, Shockley said, adding that the Red Cross had been notified and was en route to assist them with accommodation or other needs.
The La Vernia EMS and La Vernia Police Department also attended.
Firefighters continued working to contain the blaze as of 6:20 pm, to keep the fire from spreading to several other mobile homes nearby. They will remain on the scene to douse hotspots and prevent the flames from reigniting.
Read more about this in the May 15 issue of the Wilson County News.
The Fonseca family and their two Chihuahua dogs all are doing fine and no one was injured. But they have lost everything, and are asking for the community's prayers. They ... Read More
The Fonseca family and their two Chihuahua dogs all are doing fine and no one was injured. But they have lost everything, and are asking for the community's prayers. They also would appreciate any help that the community can provide (i.e. clothing, furniture, kitchen items). Mrs. Fonseca can be reached at 210-398-0143.
Here is some information about clothing sizes:
•Robert (husband): 38x31 pants, large shirt, size 11 shoe
•Penny (wife): 4x-5x shirts/dresses, size 9-1/2 or 10 wide shoe
•Isaiah (son, age 16): 36x31 pants, XL shirt, size 13 shoe
•Savannah (daughter, age 15): Juniors size 18-20, large shirt, size 9-1/2 shoe
•Brianna (daughter, age 12): size 15-16 pants/dresses, medium shirt, size 5-1/2 shoe
St. Ann's Catholic Church in La Vernia also has agreed to be a collection point for any donated items.