NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Two Nacogdoches women died as a result of a house fire that occurred on Andy Lane early Wednesday morning. The fire also left a 14-year-old girl in critical condition.
According to a press release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were dispatched out to the home on Andy Lane shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. When NCSO deputies got to the scene, they saw that the front portion of the mobile home was on fire.
Fire crews from area fire departments arrived on the scene a short time later, and they breached a door on the side of the home. Firefighters and NCSO deputies found three people in a room and pulled them out of the home.
“They were located in a hallway and washroom close to the backdoor," said James Russell, the assistant chief of the Central Heights Volunteer Fire Department. “Compared to where their bedrooms are known to be they were trying to exit the structure is what we’re looking at."
First responders and deputies started performing lifesaving measures on the victims found inside.
One woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
“Due to the efforts of the emergency personnel on scene, a 14-year-old child was revived and transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital,” the press release stated. “The child was later airlifted to a burn center in the Dallas area. She is listed in critical condition.”
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire, the press release stated.
“It appears that the fire started on the front porch of the residence,” the press release stated. “Investigators have been made aware that there were heat lamps on the front porch for animals. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.”
The identities of the victims will be released at a later date, the press release stated.