1 dead in house fire in San Jacinto County

Authorities in San Jacinto County are investigating a fatal house fire that occurred just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on CR 3081 near the San Jacinto and Montgomery county line.

When firefighters from Shepherd, Bear Creek and Punkin-Evergreen VFDs arrived, they found a fully-involved structure fire with a 71-year-old man trapped inside. Firefighters battled the blaze but were unable to save the man.

The San Jacinto County fire marshal and the Texas Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire.

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