Grease Fire Ignites Home

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Two Bryan men are lucky to be alive, after surviving a house fire in Bryan.

Fire investigators say it started it as a grease fire, then quickly spread to the rest of the home. 78-year-old DJ Rust was inside at the time, and was rescued by firefighters out a back window.

Rust and his 45-year-old son, who lived with him, did not have smoke detectors, or home insurance. "I heard him stomping on the floor and he was trying to put the fire out. The smoke was so thick that I couldn't see," said DJ Rust, who was not injured.

Jeff Rust was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital with severe burns

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