Lufkin Fire Department responded to a house fire this morning in the 1300 block of Helen Street.  This is located inside Loop 287, just off Denman Avenue, near Cafe Del Rio.

According to Jessica Pebsworth, Communications Director with the City of Lulfkin, the tenant called 911 at 7:35 a.m. to report that the house was on fire. All seven of the occupants – five adults and two children – made it out of the house safely.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to see flames coming from the front of the home. They quickly extinguished the blaze and continued to monitor for hotspots. One of the occupants told Fire Marshal Ozzie Jarman that they woke to flames at the end of their bed.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.