BENAVIDES - A house fire on Friday left the Damon Vera with nothing but the clothes on his back.

According to Duval County Emergency Service District #2 Chief Juan Garcia, the department received a call in reference to a home on the corner of St. Rosa de Lima and Texas Boulevard on fire.

When first responders arrived at the residence the older home was fully engulfed in flames. A vehicle also parked by the home was destroyed in the fire.

No one was inside the home at the time of the fire. Vera arrived at the scene as firefighters from ESD #2 and San Diego Fire Department attempted to extinguish the flames.

A cause of the fire is unknown as the investigation continues, Garcia said.

A GoFundMe account,, has been set up to help Vera.