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Aug 11, 2011

Fire victim thanks neighbors, but needs help

On Wednesday night’s newscast, we reported on a fire in Benque Viejo. Although neighbors assisted victims such as Hector Martinez who lived in the building, his father-in-law who owned the structure, confirmed to News Five earlier today that his loss was about one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in assets. Rudolfo Hernandez stopped by our studio this morning to thank those who assisted during his personal disaster.

Rudolfo Hernandez, Fire Victim

“Everybody who give me a hand to take my things out of the way and look for my family. I am the owner of the house weh burn in Benque Viejo del Carmen. So just I di try apologize to everybody weh come give me help from yesterday to today.”

Jose Sanchez

“Did you lose everything? Did you manage to get out some stuff?”

Rudolfo Hernandez

Rudolfo Hernandez

“I lost everything; everything completely. The house burn completely so I lost about one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.”

Jose Sanchez

“Do you have a loan? Was it insured?”

Rudolfo Hernandez

“No it wasn’t insured. It was my own so I di try mek it back to mek back mi house. Lots of people, whole of Benque Viejo del Carmen di try help me. I really appreciate and tell everybody thanks for what I have received yesterday until today.”

Martinez’ family urgently needs clothing and school supplies school aged girls and clothing for five adults. Hernandez can be reached at 629-8085.

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