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Grandmother and grandson perish in early morning fire

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Investigators are sifting through what's left of a home in Nacogdoches after an early morning fire claimed the lives of a grandmother and her 4-year-old grandson.

Crime scene tape quarantines off a home on Dorr Creek Street where 52-year-old Gina Langley and her 4-year-old grandson, Dane Shaw, died Sunday morning after a fiery inferno engulfed their home.

Fire investigators worked all day Sunday at the home to try and determine the exact cause of the fire.

Fire Marshal, Del Birdwell says Nacogdoches Fire received a call about a structure fire just before 7:00 AM.

"First arriving units arrived on scene at this structure to find heavy fire showing," said Birdwell. "It had already vented through the roof. Fire crews made entry at which point they found 2 victims. One adult and one child inside the structure."

Neighbor Herbert Lowery walked outside around 6:30 AM to get the morning paper.

"The smoke just about enveloped me when I opened the door there and in a little bit the fire started coming through the roof," said Lowery.

Lowery says he has known Langley for 24-years and is saddened by the loss.

"You can't you just can't believe it you know that something like that would happen," said Lowery.

Birdwell says he does not expect to have the results of the investigation for at least a few days.

"We're just really now getting in depth of the investigation," said Birdwell. "We're fixing to go in and start digging out the scene now that we've done all of our diagramming and so we're working on that right now."

Birdwell also says there has not been a fire fatality in the county in a while.

"This is the first fire fatality we've had in Nacogdoches or Nacogdoches County in quite some time, actually," said Birdwell.

No other structures were affected by the flames.

Justice of the Peace, David Perkins has ordered an autopsy on both victims to determine their exact cause of death. Both bodies were taken to Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches.

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