San Benito Family Loses Everything In House Fire

San Benito Family Loses Everything In House Fire

A San Benito family is left without a roof over their heads after their mobile home went up in flames.

The incident happened this Wednesday afternoon around 1 pm at a mobile home and RV park located at Sam Houston Blvd.

Hermina Mendoza tells Fox News she was on her way to work when she found out her mobile home was on fire.

“The maintenance man called to tell me and let me know that my trailer was gone.”

Mendoza adds no one was home at the time of the blaze, except for her chihuahuas Coco and Ginger.

“They tried to do everything they could to save my puppies that were inside but unfortunately it was too late.”

Mendoza says her home is a total loss. She will be staying with one of her daughters until she can figure out what to do next.

“I just haven’t thought about it yet. I’m just trying to capture the loss of my companions.”

The mobile home next door to Mendoza’s was also destroyed due to the blaze. The homeowner Odelia Richardson tells us she doesn’t live there but usually rents it out.

“I’m very emotional but I just thank God that nobody was in there cause our friendly winter visitors they don’t run as fast as they used to.”

Richardson adds her trailer home was also a total loss but is grateful that nobody was hurt in either one of the homes.

Mendoza has lived in her home for more than six years and now has full custody of her 18-month-old granddaughter. She’s asking the community for monetary donations to buy the necessary items for both of them. If you would like to donate to the Mendoza family you can go to their GoFundMe account under “House Fire Total Loss.”

Officials say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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