HCSO officer’s family seeking help after home engulfed in flames

Genaro Samuel is asking for the public’s help after his family’s home went up in flames Friday.

“It was pretty much engulfed in flames. So I knew then that we had probably lost everything in the house,” said Samuel, who is a Harris County Sheriffs Office detention officer.

Samuel said his wife, daughter and son were all home at the time of the blaze but were able to get out safely.

“We got loved ones. We got people that love us. We’re going to be OK,” he said.

According to Samuel, the family has lived in the house for about eight years. The home was filled with priceless family treasures that were lost in the flames.

“All the things we worked hard for pretty much gone. We were married in 2016. All the wedding photos, just a lot of things that are very sentimental to us that, we lost,” said Samuel.

The Samuel family is currently staying at a hotel provided by the HCSO benevolence association.

Genaro has set up a GoFundMe to help get the family back on its feet.

If you would like to help, you visit their page here.

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