Tragic Gas Explosion Leaves Family Reeling, Community Rallies to Support Injured Victim

ROGERS, Texas — A tragic gas explosion on Christmas Eve has left 64-year-old Fidel Carrillo recovering from burns and mourning the loss of his wife Manuela. Four other family members were inside the home at the time and sustained injuries from the blast, which is still under investigation.

Neighbors, like Maryann Ortiz, remember Manuela Carrillo as a kind and devoted member of the community. The loss has left a void in the close-knit Rogers community, where a breakfast fundraiser was held to support the Carrillo family. Additional fundraising events are planned, including a Cars for a Cause event this Saturday, with donations going toward helping the family.

Elizabeth Guajardo of Petey’s Snowcones, who will be participating in the Cars for a Cause event, expressed the desire to give back to the community that has been supportive in the past. The community continues to rally around the Carrillo family, and donations are being collected at Rogers Bank under ‘The Carrillo Family Fund’.

The tragic incident highlights the impact of the explosion on the Rogers community and the outpouring of support for the Carrillo family. As the investigation into the explosion continues, the community is coming together to provide aid and comfort to those affected.

In the aftermath of a deadly gas explosion on Christmas Eve in Rogers, Texas, a local family is grappling with loss and recovery. The community is showing support through various fundraising events, with donations going toward helping the Carrillo family during this difficult time.