Pecos city employee loses house in fire

PECOS -- Charred brick, metal and ash are just about all that’s left of Estella Munoz and her family’s home. Munoz has worked for the town of Pecos city for more than 20 years.

Pecos City Manager Seth Sorensen said the fire broke out at around 1 p.m. Wednesday. Estella Munoz, her husband and grandchildren were not home when the fire broke out, and her son who was made it out of the home safe. The cause of the fire is unknown, according to Sorensen.

“City staff is putting together some fundraisers as well as collecting money. We’ve also worked with West Texas National Bank to set up an account to receive donations,” he said.

Sorensen said around $600 has been donated. City hall also opened its doors to accept donations.

“As you can imagine, everything they’re in need of, from clothing down to kitchen wears and everything inbetween,” he said.

The Reeves County Sheriff’s Office is also leading a helping hand, putting together a hamburger cookout and bake sale on Friday, January 11th. The fundraiser starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Reeves County Sheriff’s Office. There will also be a donation box at the sheriff’s office.

Clothing sizes for the family members are listed below.

Children’s clothing sizes:
Girl; 3T, shoe size 8
Boy; 4T, shoe size 9 and 10

Womens clothing sizes:
Small shirt, pants 1 or 3, shoes 9 womens

Mens clothing sizes:
Medium shirt, pants 32x30, shoes 8.5 mens
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ORIGINAL STORY:

A fire Wednesday morning destroyed the home of the HR/Payroll Clerk for The Town of Pecos City.

According to the city's Facebook page, Estella Munoz has worked at City Hall for more than 20 years.

The town set up an account for donations to help the Munoz family. They say there'll be details on how to contribute on its Facebook page soon. You can also drop off donations at City Hall to Ms. Syndi Fuentez, please call (432) 445-2421 if you have any questions.