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Family of Three Left Homeless After Fire in Aransas County

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ARANSAS COUNTY (Kiii News) -

A midday fire in Aransas County Tuesday left a family of three without a home, but thankfully no one was home at the time, and for a good reason.

"I just got a call and they told me that the house is on fire, so I came over here," said Veronica Martinez.

Martinez cried, as any homeowner would, watching her home go up in smoke.

"And I don't know what to do," Martinez said. "We don't have insurance. I don't know what we're going to do."

Martinez and her daughter, Dakota, shared the home on the 1100 block of Mack Road in rural Aransas County.

"She doesn't know. I have to see her," Martinez said. "I have to go over there and tell her."

Dakota wasn't at home when the house went up in flames because this past weekend, she had a baby boy.

"My daughter is at the hospital with the baby. She had a baby here on Saturday morning, about 5:30, in the bathroom. A preemie," Martinez said. "And they were suppose to come home today."

The combined resources of Aransas, Rockport and Ingleside helped battle the blaze and kept it from spreading to nearby homes. Now, it is hoped that the community will help the family during this most difficult time.

"They have no place to stay," said Gillian Cox of Rockport Fire & Rescue. "They had all of their baby items, diapers, wipes, everything that they had for the baby has been lost."

If you would like to help the Martinez family, you can contact the American Red Cross at 361-887-9991, or visit their website at www.redcross.org/tx/corpus-christi.

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