Fire victim rushed into home to warn mother, children

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Fire victim rushed into home to warn mother, children

Kevin Abeyta sacrificed his life to save others
Tonny Del Solar talks about his late husband, Kevin Abeyta, on Friday at Los Amigos Del Sur, the restaurant they co-owned with two other people at the Main Mall. Abeyta died early Wednesday while saving a woman and her two children from a burning townhome.
Tonny Del Solar grows emotional while talking about his late husband, Kevin Abeyta, on Friday at Los Amigos Del Sur, the restaurant they co-owned at the Main Mall. Del Solar said it was his dream to open a restaurant and Abeyta helped him achieve that goal.
Grisela Picasso
Kevin Abeyta died early Wednesday in a townhome fire in Durango. Abeyta and his husband were co-owners of Los Amigos Del Sur restaurant in the Main Mall. The restaurant was closed for a couple of days for the family to grieve. When it reopened Friday, customers and friends remembered a hero.
To help

A GoFundMe site has been set up to help the family of Kevin Abeyta, who died early Wednesday in a Durango apartment fire. The site raised $7,063 of a $10,000 goal as of Tuesday evening. To view the site, visit www.GoFundMe.com and search for “Kevin Abeyta.”Abeyta and his husband, Tonny Del Solar, were co-owners of Los Amigos Del Sur, a Mexican restaurant that opened in April in the Main Mall, 835 Main Ave. A collection jar has been set out in the restaurant.Another GoFundMe site has been set up for Hilda Picasso, the roommate of Abeyta and Del Solar, who lost all of her possessions in the fire and whose sister and nephews were injured in the fire. To view her site, search for “Home Fire Recovery Fund.”A third GoFundMe site has been set up for the Madu family of four, who also lived in the townhomes. To view the site, search for “Madu Family.”

Fire victim rushed into home to warn mother, children

Tonny Del Solar talks about his late husband, Kevin Abeyta, on Friday at Los Amigos Del Sur, the restaurant they co-owned with two other people at the Main Mall. Abeyta died early Wednesday while saving a woman and her two children from a burning townhome.
Tonny Del Solar grows emotional while talking about his late husband, Kevin Abeyta, on Friday at Los Amigos Del Sur, the restaurant they co-owned at the Main Mall. Del Solar said it was his dream to open a restaurant and Abeyta helped him achieve that goal.
Grisela Picasso
Kevin Abeyta died early Wednesday in a townhome fire in Durango. Abeyta and his husband were co-owners of Los Amigos Del Sur restaurant in the Main Mall. The restaurant was closed for a couple of days for the family to grieve. When it reopened Friday, customers and friends remembered a hero.
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