Primrose home destroyed in fire




The Primrose, Poteet, Pleasanton and Somerset Volunteer Fire Departments battled this structure fire on Palo Alto Drive. A “Go Fund Me” account has been established to raise funds for the family.

The Primrose, Poteet, Pleasanton and Somerset Volunteer Fire Departments battled this structure fire on Palo Alto Drive. A “Go Fund Me” account has been established to raise funds for the family.

An account has been set up at www.gofundme.com/msgy6K under the name “Gilham-Villa Family Relief Fund,” to assist the family whose home was lost in a fire, Thursday, Feb. 19.

Primrose Fire Chief David Croft reported that his department was toned out about 11:30 a.m. for a possible attic fire on Palo Alto Drive. The two-story home was located almost at the Atascosa County/Bexar County line, about 11 miles north of Poteet.

According to their online fundraising page, it was the home Kristi Villa grew up and the home she was raising her family in. It was also the home her father was living in, so that Kristi could take care of him.

“The second story collapsed.

We were assisted by Poteet, Somerset and the Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Departments,”said Croft. “There were no injuries.”

Croft visited the scene the following day to survey the damage and said it was a total loss. He said the cause of the fire was undetermined and appeared to be accidental.

Fortunately, the couple, Daniel and Kristi Villa and their four children do have another place to stay, noted Croft. However, everything was lost in the fire and they are in need of items such as bedding, blankets, clothing, etc. To assist you can call Primrose VFD secretary Veronica Croft at 210-373-9201, Primrose Chief David Croft at 210-875-5273 or the Primrose Fire Station at 830-742-4800.


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