Deadly fire

Portions of a wall and the roof of a mobile home are all that remain following a deadly fire that claimed four lives on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

NEW BRAUNFELS — A fire late Tuesday night claimed the lives of four Guadalupe County residents and was fought by six area fire departments, officials said Wednesday morning.

The Guadalupe County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the deadly fire that was reported about 10:50 p.m. in the 300 block of Leisure Village.

Firefighters arrived to find a fully engulfed single-wide mobile home with reports of possibly four people trapped inside, which was later confirmed, Guadalupe County Patrick Pinder said. 

“Inside the structure, we believe were a 44-year-old male, an 18-year-old female, a 16-year-old female and an 8-year-old male,” he said. “Their identities are not being released at this time pending positive identification through the medical examiners office.”

Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Darrell Hunter pronounced the four dead and ordered an inquest into their deaths.

The four were taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office for autopsies. 

Two other people lived in the the home, Pinder said.

“One was able to escape prior to the fire engulfing the structure, the other was not home at the time of the fire,” he said. “Red Cross has been called in for assistance.”

Crews New Braunfels, Seguin, Lake Dunlap, McQueeney, Schertz, and Marion battled the blaze. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Pinder said it does not appear suspicious.

Felicia Frazar is the managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can reach her at .

Recommended for you

(1) comment


this is the gofundme for the family. Please share and donate what you can. I personally know these people, they deserve the world and have just lost so much.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.