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Nyssa family mourns death of father who died in house fire

Eva Amaral sorts through photos of her husband, Efren, Sunday evening. Efren Amaral Pacheco died in a fire Friday night that destroyed the Amaral’s trailer in Nyssa.  (The Enterprise - Kristine de Leon)

Update: Two Nyssa High School teachers are putting together a fundraiser raffle to gather donations for the Amaral family. The teachers are raffling off a custom metal art flag with a wooden backing. Tickets will be sold for $1/ticket or $5/six tickets. The raffle drawing will take place on Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m., after the varsity girls soccer match.

NYSSA – As Efren Amaral Pacheco napped Friday night in his single-wide mobile home, the light down the hall in his bathroom shorted.

The 40-year-old farm laborer, worn from a day moving irrigation pipe, had settled onto a cot . . .