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Harris County deputy saves Conjunto musician’s wife from burning home

The wife of Conjunto legend Bernardo Martinez of Bernardo y Sus Compadres was rescued from a burning home by a Harris County deputy early Tuesday.

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A heroic Texas deputy saved a Conjunto musician’s wife from a burning home early Tuesday in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County Sheriff Deputy Roberto Martinez smashed through a window and hoisted a 63-year-old woman out of her burning home in Baytown, CBS12.com reports. That woman was Eloisa Martinez, wife of legendary Conjunto musician Bernardo Martinez II of Bernardo Y Sus Compadres.

Crews took the deputy and the woman to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, both are expected to be fine.

Mrs. Martinez said also in the home were her husband, her son, his wife, his wife’s sister, and Mrs. Martinez’s two grandchildren.

The Baytown Fire Department believes the fire started on accident. The house was destroyed. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.

Bernardo y Sus Compadres has been a part of the Conjunto scene since the 1970s, providing audiences with old fashion, Taquachito-style dance music for over 40 years, according to the Pharr From Heaven blog. Bernardo was inducted into the Tejano ROOTS Hall of Fame in 2007.

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