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Albuquerque veteran loses home in fire

Created: 06/07/2014 8:18 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A New Mexico veteran who served his country for 20 years is picking up the pieces after his home burned down. He’s left with nothing, and needs help.

Floyd Molina served two decades including Operation Desert Storm. He worked as a postal worker after that; now, he’s lost everything he owned.

On June 3 he went to the store and came back to a charred home. He thinks it may be from leaving on the stove when the electricity was out, and then the power coming back on. He didn’t have insurance because he says he couldn’t afford it, and he lost everything inside including medals from his time in the military and both of his vehicles.

"It left me devastated, I don't know what I'm gonna do, where I'm gonna go, where I'm gonna live, how I'm gonna pay my bills and my medications,” Molina said.

Right now Molina is staying with friends and family. He could use some help getting back on his feet and cleaning out the lot, which was totaled.

If you want to help Molina, email reporter Erica Zucco ezucco@kob.com and she will get you in contact with his family.


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