East Texas WWII vet, former reverend killed in Arp fire
POSTED: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:22am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 9:47am
Arp, Texas (KETK) — A World War II veteran and former reverend was killed in a fire in Arp on Wednesday morning.
Authorities tell KETK that Leon Hackett, 93, was killed when his mobile home on Highway 135 and Smith County Road 2153 caught fire around 3:00 a.m.
Firefighters believe that a wood burning stove was the cause.
Hackett lived in the house alone. His wife had previously passed away.