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Apr 2, 2019

Fire in San Antonio, Toledo Leaves Family Homeless

A resident of San Antonio, Toledo and his family are tonight homeless, following a fire earlier today which destroyed a pair of structures in the village.  Wallace Coy was returning home this afternoon when he noticed thick smoke billowing from his property.  By the time he made it to his residence, the fire had already consumed one of the buildings and had quickly moved on to another.  Despite an attempt at saving what was left of his belongings, Coy had lost everything.  Courtesy of our friends at PGTV, an interview was conducted with the fire victim who is making an appeal for public assistance to get back on his feet.

 

Reporter

“Do you have any idea what caused this fire?”

 

Wallace Coy

Wallace Coy, Fire Victim

“Actually, no sir.  I noh have no idea, I just mi di head home and when I mih deh half way to home and reach top ah wahn hill and from deh I sight di place.  I sih di thick smoke and by the time I reach ya, one ah my house mi done gaan already, jump into the cement house and can’t do nothing.  Wahn fire mi done deh…”

 

Reporter

“Everything destroyed.”

 

Wallace Coy

“Everything destroyed.”

 

Reporter

“Nothing saved.”

 

Wallace Coy

“Nothing saved.”

 

Reporter

“If people would like to give you help, where should they go, what should they do or who should they call?”

 

Wallace Coy

“Well I got mi phone number if dehn willing to give me wahn lee help.”

 

Reporter

“What’s your phone number?”

 

Wallace Coy

“652-4317.”


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