Marco García and Maria Cabella Contreras died in a modest house fire Wednesday morning.
Modesto, CA — A Modest After he and his mother died in a house fire, the driveway and streets, where neighbors regularly see the cleaning and details of an 18-year-old car, became his memorial site.
Marco García and his mother, Maria Cabella Contreras, known as “Chat” in the neighborhood, House fire near El Sereno Street on Wednesday morning..
Five people, including two children, were in the house as the fire spread throughout the building.
According to a family friend, Contreras escaped home safely at first, but realized that he couldn’t understand it before he tried to escape home to save him.
Garcia recently graduated from high school and worked in his car detail business for 12 hours. Contreras was a street vendor selling a variety of light meals in a nearby park.
Victims’ friends wash their cars on Saturday at El Sereno Street in 1917 for their families from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.