Seguin couple displaced, several pets killed in RV park fire, firefighters say

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

SEGUIN, TEXAS – Susan Pargeter has lived at the Young Creek RV Park for several years.

The neighborhood is located in the 4800 block of FM 467 in Seguin. Pargeter described it as a place where neighbors look out for one another, but she never imagined she would be without a home.

“I don’t have anything left,” she said.

A fire broke out in the neighborhood early Sunday afternoon.

The New Berlin Volunteer Fire Department was first on scene and upon arrival, firefighters said one travel trailer was fully engulfed in flames.

Two other trailers were already on fire and several vehicles nearby sustained damage as well, according to officials.

Other fire crews from Seguin and Wilson County assisted in the response and they were able to extinguish the flames fairly quickly.

“I just can’t even think of anything right now. I’m just overwhelmed,” she said.

Pargeter said the fire started at her home and spread to next door to her boyfriend’s home, who she was visiting.

Both of the travel trailers are considered a total loss, according to fire officials, and damages are estimated to be over $20,000.

Although there were no injuries, several dogs, chickens, a bird and a pet turtle died as a result of the fire.

Pargeter said they were pets she shared she and her boyfriend cherished.

“I don’t even want to go over there, not yet anyway,” she said.

She said they have lost everything.

Although Pargeter is grateful to her neighbors for helping pick up the pieces she said the pain won’t go away anytime soon.

“I just would never want to see anyone else go though this,” she said.

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