Alvin House Fire Kills Family of Five

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ALVIN, Texas -- A couple from Mexico and their three children died Monday when their mobile home caught fire in a dilapidated trailer park near Alvin.

Brazoria County Fire Marshal Al Priselac says the blaze appears to have started in a bedroom or in the kitchen. The exact cause is pending.

Family members identified the couple as 33-year-old Ignacio and 26-year-old Rosa Contreras.

The Houston Chronicle reports the children were seven-year-old Yazmin Reyes, four-year-old Ignacio Junior and one-year-old Vincente.

Relatives say Ignacio Contreras worked as a roofer.

Family members also say the Mexican couple had a common-law marriage and were not U.S. citizens.

The Ashley Oaks trailer park about 30 miles south of Houston housed mostly Hispanic residents.

Managers of the park didn't immediately comment.

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