Fire destroys Angeline St. home


A Kilgore family’s home was ravaged by a fire Nov. 17.

The call came in at 3:28 p.m. that Saturday, according to Kilgore Fire Marshal Brandon Bigos, and firefighters were quickly dispatched to 2413 Angeline.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” he confirmed earlier this week. “Occupants came home, saw smoke coming out, called the fire department.

“Originally they thought one occupant was left in the house, but there was nobody at home at the time of the fire.”

The structure was fully-involved when first responders arrived – in addition to Kilgore firefighters, both Sabine Fire Department and Elderville Volunteer Fire Department sent an apparatus in response to the two-alarm call.

Crews contained the flames to the single-family, wood-frame structure, sparing neighboring houses.

“I would says it’s going to be a total loss,” Bigos said Tuesday, about 85 percent damaged by the blaze.

No one was injured in the fire, but six residents – ranging in ages – have been displaced with the home unlivable.

“I notified the Red Cross to contact the occupants,” Bigos said.


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