Elderly ETX couple loses house to fire
Harrison County, Texas (Longview News-Journal) —
An elderly couple lost their home of 12 years Monday afternoon to a fire that took more than a dozen firefighters an hour to contain.
Beverly Guess and Pete Robertson were visiting friends about six miles from their Harrison County home when a friends’ daughter, who happened to drive by the house, called.
“She called and asked which house we lived at and said there was a fire. When she said there was a blue and white Ford truck in front of the house, I knew right then it was my house,” Guess said, as she clutched her dog Tussie, one of several animals to survive the fire.
Augustine Lopez, a neighbor who rents from the couple, said he came home about 12:30 p.m. from a tree-trimming job and saw the smoke.
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