A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
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.