Fire burns house north of city,
Linda Martinez got a telephone from a relative who told them their house just past Conley Road was on fire.
“My mom called us about 3:30 a.m. this morning,” Martinez said. “We were in San Antonio and came home right away.”
But their house, along with two 2012 pick up trucks, burned up even though firefighters with the Raymondville Volunteer Fire Department did all they could to salvage the place.
“We lost everything,” the husband Jesse said. “Even the trucks my son and I use for work.”
He said water pressure for the fire hoses was low, and the firefighters used up the 1,300 gallons the above-the-ground pool behind their house had.
The Martinez said they built the house in 2000 and are lucky that it was insured.
“We worked en la labor (in the farm fields)” she said. “We go to El Paso, New Mexico and work at the onion house in Weslaco.”
Despite their loss, the Martinez said they are nevertheless glad that no one was inside the house when the fire broke out.
“This is real hard for us,” she said. “We lost everything.”