KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | News, Weather, Sports

Wheelock FD Says No Evidence of Explosion at Fire That Killed Woman

By: John Gilbert and KBTX Staff Email
By: John Gilbert and KBTX Staff Email
More Video...

       

WHEELOCK UPDATED SUNDAY 7:30 p.m.

Firefighters continued putting out hotspots on Sunday at a Robertson County house fire that killed an elderly woman Saturday night.

It happened in Wheelock, east of Hearne.

When Wheelock Volunteer firefighters arrived at the home around 6:45 p.m. Saturday night on Barziza Street off OSR and FM 46, they say the home was fully engulfed.

They found 94-year-old Tillie Hedrick's body near the back of the home.

No word yet on what caused the fire, although the Wheelock Assistant Chief says there was no evidence of an explosion as was earlier reported.

The Wheelock Department received mutual aid assistance in fighting the fire from the Franklin, Blackjack, and Hearne Fire Departments.

An investigator with the State Fire Marshal's office was expected to arrive on the scene Monday morning.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 245715511 - kbtx.com/a?a=245715511