UPDATE: Investigation Into Fatal House Fire Lists Source as UndeterminedFeatured Stories, News Friday, July 25th, 2014
Investigation update (July 25)
After an investigation, the College Station Fire Marshal has listed the cause of the fire as undetermined.
Spokesman Eric Dotson said they eliminated all possible ignition sources, but “sometimes due to the damage left from fires it is not possible to identify the cause.”
Friday morning update (July 12)
The College Station fire department has identified the victim as Janet A. Davis.
The exact cause of this fire is still under investigation.
This is the first fire fatality in College Station since August of 2010.
Thursday evening update (July 11)
College Station fire and police investigators are still looking for a cause and the origin of a house fire Thursday morning that killed one person and two dogs.
Fire department spokesman Bart Humphreys says the identity of the lone occupant of the home on Eagle Avenue continues to be withheld.
The occupant and two Rotweilers were found on the second floor of the home, located across Eagle from Creek View school.
Humphreys says firefighters had to enter the upper floor through a window due to fire damage on the stairway.
Crews from four College Station fire stations were on the scene. No firefighters were injured.
Humphreys says the fire, reported by a neighbor who heard smoke alarms, was under control in less than 30 minutes.
Click below for comments from Bart Humphreys, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.BartHumphreys071014.mp3
Original headline: CS House Fire Leaves One Dead
Original story : A house fire early Wednesday morning on Eagle Avenue across from Creek View Elementary leaves one dead.
College Station Fire Department crews responded before 5:30 and had the fire under control shortly after 6.
The deceased, whose identity is being withheld until next of kin are notified, was found on the second floor during a search of the home.
The cause is unknown, but under investigation.
Press release from College Station Fire Department
An early morning fire in the 1100 block of Eagle Avenue resulted in a fatality. No other injuries were reported.
Fire department units responded at 0527 hours to a report of smoke coming from a residence at 1110 of Eagle Avenue. The first unit arrived on the scene at 0530 hours and reported smoke coming from the eaves of a two story, single family residential structure, with possible fire on the second floor.
As crews were searching the home and extinguishing the fire, a deceased person was discovered in a second floor room.
The fire was under control at approximately 0606 hours.
The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation by the College Station Fire Marshal’s Office, with assistance from the College Station Police Department. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin and because of the ongoing investigation.
Ten fire department units, staffed by thirty one personnel, responded to this incident. They were assisted by several CSPD officers and a crew from College Station Utilities.
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