The Pleasanton, Leming and Poteet Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire in Verdi on Thursday, July 18. The fire occurred around 4 a.m. at the home where Santos Gonzales resides.
Mr. Gonzales’ wife and a two-year old child were both transported to South Texas Regional Medical Center in Jourdanton for cuts from jumping out the front window. The mother had some fairly large lacerations, while the daughter had minor lacerations. According to emergency officials, they did not suffer from burns or inhalation.
Atascosa County Fire Marshal Chuck Garris said the fire started in the back bedroom. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The house was destroyed in the fire, but fortunately the family has relatives living close by to stay with, said Garris. The American Red Cross was also notified.