Burned apartment complex torn down

Burned apartment complex torn down

POSTED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:18pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:19pm

A central El Paso apartment building is officially no more. Crews today knocked down the building on Raynor and Pershing, which is just down the street from the El Paso Police Department.

It caught fire last Friday at around 3:30 in the morning. Fire officials say it's easily the biggest structure fire so far this year. No one was injured in the fire.

The building housed 10 apartments, a bar, and a hair styling academy, and was owned by Pipo Barrigan.

"It's very sad and he's down of course. We have to lift him up with prayer and love and kindness, and that's what we're here for. We're born to love, to give, and to serve," said Rosa Guerrero, a friend who is now organizing a fundraiser.

A fundraising event is being planned for Sunday, June 2nd for Pepi Barrigan. An account has also been set up at GECU at account number 588440.

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