House destroyed in weekend fire


A house located at 1 Lakewood Dr. in Laguna Vista is shown after being destroyed by a fire. (Dina Arévalo | Staff photographer)

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

One home and three vehicles were destroyed in a fire in Laguna Vista Saturday evening.

A call to 911 was received just after 11:30 p.m. about a house on fire at 1 Lakewood Drive. By the time firefighters arrived, the house, which sits on a corner lot in the quiet neighborhood, was fully engulfed in flames.

The family who lived in the home were able to escape after being alerted to the fire by neighbor Shayna Puerto, according to a statement released by Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela Monday. Nonetheless, Officer Greg Cruz knocked on windows to make sure no one else was inside the house, according to the statement.

A truck, a crossover vehicle, and a boat and trailer that were parked in the driveway in front of the home were also destroyed. Another boat on a trailer could be seen parked behind a wooden fence in the side yard of the home.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire before it could damage other structures.

Vela expressed gratitude to the Laguna Vista Volunteer Fire Department for their efforts to contain the blaze, saying, “Special thanks to our volunteer firefighters for a job well done!”

Vela also expressed thanks to a Good Samaritan who brought bottled water for the emergency responders.

The Port Isabel Volunteer Fire Department, Port Isabel EMS, Port Isabel Police, Los Fresnos Volunteer Fire Department and Cameron County Constable’s Office also responded to the call

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