Scattered areas of rain & a few thunderstorms are moving across the Brazos Valley this afternoon. Later today & into the evening hours, while the coverage is expected to remain low (20%) -- should a thunderstorm develop, it could become severe. Large hail & damaging winds are the main concern -- however an isolated tornado threat cannot be ignored. Strong thunderstorms are possible overnight & early Monday morning, as well (50%).
FLINT, Texas -- Investigators continue to search for clues to what caused a house fire that killed two East Texas volunteer firefighters Friday.
Smith County Fire Marshal Jim Seaton says investigators believe the roof of the burning house fell on the two firefighters from the Noonday Volunteer Fire Department. The identities of the dead firefighters are being withheld until families can be notified.
Seaton says the two rushed into the burning house in Flint, about ten miles south of Tyler, to look for two firefighters who hadn't emerged from the blaze
Two firefighters were injured in the pre-dawn fire, but were treated at a Tyler hospital and discharged.
Fire officials say the family that lived in the house escaped, but their two pet dogs died in the fire.
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