By Holley Nees - email
HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - A Hudson woman whose husband had died seven months ago watched in tears as her home burned Tuesday morning.
Her brother's home, which neighbors hers, also suffered heavy damage in the fire.
Betty Gibson said she was asleep in her trailer house, located in Hudson Heights Trailer Park, when she saw smoke coming from her water heater. She escaped the house unharmed.
Hudson Fire Chief Ron Cole could not confirm what started the fire, but said it started in the back of Gibson's home around 9 a.m. It then spread to the home of her brother, Jeffery Tullis, who was not home at the time.
Gibson said she had two birds die in the fire. She said this was the second home she lost to a fire, the first happened 10 years ago.
"Devastating," Gibson said. "Grateful I made it out alive and that God was able to wake me up because I could've slept right through it."
"They're always tough to watch," Cole said. "I mean the family lost their home, you know Red Cross is helping them get some stuff together which is really nice."
Volunteer firefighters with Hudson, Fuller Springs and Central responded to the blaze.