Downtown Lufkin Fire #2 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

01/08/02-Lufkin

Downtown Lufkin Fire #2

Pearson Bargain Center at 404 East Frank Avenue has been demolished by a fire that totally engulfed the building Sunday evening. For Picture Click Here

The Lufkin Fire Department first received a phone call about 9:22 p.m. from a passerby who spotted the fire. Fire Marshall Duane Freeman says it appears that the fire started inside the building on the back portion of the Fourth Street side of the business. He says that is probably why it took so long for someone to notice the fire.

When Lufkin firefighters arrived, it took every available unit to bring the blaze under control. The structure was fully involved. They battled the blaze for an hour before they brought it under control. Freeman said the most they could hope for was to contain the fire and keep it from spreading. The business was closed. No injuries were reported.

Fire Marshall Freeman says insurance investigators will now visit the rubble and make an evaluation. He says it would take a day or two before local fire officials are able to get inside the burned out building and sift the debris.

The Pearson Bargain Center is a total loss. No damage estimates have been made, pending further investigation. No other businesses in the area have been affected by the fire. Pearson Furniture Company at 306 East Frank Avenue was not affected by the fire and remains open for business.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Angelina County leaders preparing for the 'Big One'

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:33:05 GMT

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>

    While storms popping up in the Atlantic are the last things on the minds of those that live in East Texas, it is priority number one for the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management as the calendar creeps closer to the start of hurricane season.

    More >>
  • NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    NISD names Interim Superintendent Sandra Dowdy lone superintendent finalist

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:33:54 GMT
    Source: NISDSource: NISD

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>

    During a Monday night special meeting, Nacogdoches Independent School District named Sandra Dowdy the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Dowdy has served as interim for the last several months. Per a press release from NISD, Dowdy was selected from a field of 45 applicants. A state mandated 21-day period must pass between the board naming her as the lone finalist and formally naming her as the next superintendent of Nacogdoches schools. It also states the selection happ...

    More >>
  • Sabine County residents begin storm recovery efforts

    Sabine County residents begin storm recovery efforts

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:11:55 GMT

    Residents near the Texas-Louisiana border are beginning their own storm recovery efforts on Monday after they fell on their property from this weekend’s storms.  

    More >>

    Residents near the Texas-Louisiana border are beginning their own storm recovery efforts on Monday after they fell on their property from this weekend’s storms.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly