According to a release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department, a house fire has claimed the life of two Nacogdoches women and has left a 14 year old child in critical condition.

Shortly after 6 am  Wednesday morning, first responders were dispatched to a house fire on Andy Lane, near Central Heights.  Upon arrival deputies observed the front portion of the mobile home was on fire. Fire departments soon arrived on scene and breached open a door on the side of the residence. Firefighters and deputies were able to pull three people from the residence.

All first responders and deputies started conducting lifesaving measures on the victims found inside. One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other victim was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.  Due to the efforts of emergency personnel on scene, a 14 year old child was revived and transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The child was later airlifted to a burn center hospital in the Dallas area. She is listed in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. It appears that the fire started on the front porch of the residence. Investigators have been made aware that there were heat lamps on the front porch for animals. The cause of the fire has not yet officially to be determined.

The identity of the victims will be released at a later time. This investigation is ongoing.

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