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Fire displaces three families in Cañada Verde
CAÑADA VERDE -- Three families are struggling to pick up the pieces after a fire Aug. 11 destroyed their homes.
According to Wilson County Pct. 1 Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr., who also oversees the Cañada Verde station of the Floresville Volunteer Fire Department, the fire involving a duplex on F.M. 1303 -- just two doors down from the fire station --was reported at 5:20 p.m. When he arrived, the wood-framed structure already was fully engulfed. Winds from a nearby storm fanned the flames, which also consumed a house next door.
The firefighters from Cañada Verde were assisted by crews from the department’s Floresville station and the Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services. While none of the firefighters were injured, Gamez said one resident who attempted to fight the blaze in its early stages was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
The San Antonio Chapter of the American Red Cross confirmed that the organization provided immediate assistance to the three families. Gamez said he will accept donated items at the fire station in Cañada Verde. For more information, call him at 830-391-0451.
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