POST, Texas (KCBD) - The community of Post, Texas is mourning the loss of two teenaged girls who died in a fire Tuesday afternoon.
The Post Volunteer Fire Department was called about the fire just after 4:40 p.m. in the 100 block of North G Place.
The Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Isbell says the trailer home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and it took about 15 minutes for crews to put out the flames.
The two girls who died in the fire were 15 and 12 years old. Raven Soto would have turned 16 today, on Wednesday. The 12-year-old has been identified as Avery Soto. The girls’ parents and a 13-year-old sibling were not home at the time of the fire.
The fire destroyed the family’s home.
Two trailer homes caught on fire, but the damage to the second home is not known at this time. No one was injured in the second fire.
There is no word on what caused the fire, but it is under investigation.
Community members are asking for donations for clothes ranging from size junior girls medium tops, juniors large pants (14/16), size 7 1/2 shoes. Any other donations are appreciated. Those willing to donate can drop off at 204 S Ave E. Community members are also cautioning people to be weary of GoFundMe accounts which are being set up in the family’s behalf.
ost ISD Superintendent Heath Dickson says grief counselors are available for students and faculty if needed.
KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story as more information is released.