A two-alarm house fire began early in the morning on Friday, January 6, on Ravine Street in Emory. It was extinguished with the aid of Emory Volunteer Fire Department and Point Volunteer Fire Department firefighters.
According to Rains County Emergency Management Coordinator Jon Wedeking, who responded to the scene as well, two residents were in the home when it caught on fire. The owner, an 81-year-old female, was uninjured but her son, 60, was transported by helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with serious third-degree burns to the lower half of his body.
The names of the victims have not been released. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
The January 10 edition of the Rains County Leader will include more information as it becomes available.