Two Firefighters Killed in Flint House Fire

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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