Fort Bliss Fire Victims Need Donations, Clothes, Pet Food
POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 4:37pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:53am
FORT BLISS — Two Fort Bliss families were trying to pick up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home.
The fire started at a duplex in the Lower Logan Heights Housing Area just before 5 a.m. Friday.
Fire officials said the fire started in the carport area and spread to the house very quickly.
The Fort Bliss Fire Department along with the El Paso Fire Department responded to the fire and were able to put it out a short time later.
Fortunately, none of the 9 family members were injured.
"The family was woken up by the fumes, smoke detectors and ran outside. Nobody was injured from the families and no firefighters were injured while responding to the fire,” said Major Myles Caggins.
The families lost all of their belongings.
“The houses are a total loss and the families are currently in hotels and it looks like we'll be able to get one into a new house on Tuesday and another one shortly there after," said Caggins.
Fort Bliss was collecting donations for the families.
Donations were being accepted at 11885 SSG Robert T. Kuroda in the Aero Vista Community begininng Friday from 1-5 p.m. and again on Monday from 8-5 p.m. For more information call Jazmin A. Rocha at (915) 564-0795.
Family needs are as folllows:
-Baby girl's clothes, 18-24 months, shoe size 5
-Small boy's clothes, 3T, shoe size 7
- Women's shirts, small, size 2 pants
-Men's shirts, large, size 38x32 pants
Items for 2 dogs, Bassett Hound and Lab pup
-Girl 1, age 9 size 8-10
-Girl 2, age 11 size 10-12
-Girl 3, age 13 size XL to 1X tops and 14-16 pants
-Mom is medium size shirts and size 7-8 pants
-Dad is siz L - XL with 34x32 pants