By RAY QUIROGA
Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS
As she surveyed the ruins, she noted that there’s essentially nothing that remains of her home but charred frames and debris a foot thick.
Solemn, she periodically bent down, nipping and pulling at pages from one of her children’s high school yearbooks in an effort to salvage something from this devastating fire that claimed her Laguna Heights home Wednesday evening.
“You know, it wasn’t the nicest home. It was made of wood (not brick), but it was mine, I raised eight children here,” Martinez said.
What angers Martinez and her family is the sense that the fire could have been avoided. “It’s too late for me, I’m doing this for everybody else, so it won’t happen again,” she said.
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