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Local mother and two daughters recovering after house fire

Posted at 6:31 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 19:40:52-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — They say a hero is someone who runs toward danger, while others run away from it. If you ask Corpus Christi resident Bobbie Lord, that description fits her neighbor perfectly.

He put himself in danger to save Lord and her two daughters.

Bobbie Lord, a US Air Force veteran, and her twin daughters Erin and Robin, who have Down Syndrome, were inside their house on the 900 block of Collingswood in Central Corpus Christi, Tuesday afternoon, when the fire broke out.

But it wasn't until Larry Bazan, a neighbor who lives across three houses down, started banging on their front door.

"I saw the generator on fire and knew that it was spreading really quick, and I just needed to get them out," Bazan said.

Bazan further recalled he got all three women out of the house through the front door, as neighbors came out to help.

"The girls came out first and then I told them they needed to get out. The house was on fire. That they needed to get their mom out."

Bazan and Lord's family confirmed that none of the three suffered any injuries or needed hospitalization.

Their insurance company is paying for them to stay in a local hotel room for at least a week, then they'll probably move in with family until they can move back into their home.

Debbie Zafereo, Lord's aunt, says they've already spoken with the insurance company about the house.
"I was under the impression that someone had looked at the house. An insurance representative. And told her that the house has to be a total tear down. That there's no saving it."

Zafereo further says an insurance adjuster and agent are due at the property Monday.