Elderly woman killed in E. Texas house fire

Elderly woman killed in E. Texas house fire
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:36am

One person was killed in a major house fire Tuesday night in Bowie County.

According to the Liberty Eylau Volunteer Fire Department, at 10:00 p.m., dispatchers received a call for help about a home ablaze on Buchanan Road with a person trapped inside. They caller said a person was trying to break the door down.

Firefighters responded and were on scene within eight minutes. When they arrived, the home was engulfed in flames with an elderly woman still inside. An elderly man made it out and refused medical treatment, but was eventually hospitalized at the request of fire officials.

The woman was killed in the blaze. Her name has not been released.

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