Angelina County man dies in morning fire
POSTED: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 5:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 5:14pm
LUFKIN - An Angelina County man is killed in a morning fire outside Lufkin today. Angelina County Sheriff's investigators say the blaze started in a subdivision near Twin Oaks Road just before 7 a.m.
The man's name will not be released until his family is notified. But investigators tell the Lufkin Daily News his pet was with him at the time of the fire.
It was a neighbor who first noticed the blaze. Officials say he tried to get inside the home, but his jacket caught fire at the front door.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials say the mobile home was reduced to a charred shell. Because of the extent of the damage, fire investigators say it will be difficult to figure out what caused it.
From the Lufkin Daily News