Man dies in Zavalla-area house fire

One man has died after a house fire near the city of Zavalla.
One man has died after a house fire near the city of Zavalla.(Zavalla Volunteer Fire Department)
Updated: Feb. 19, 2021 at 3:01 PM CST
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ZAVALLA, Texas (KTRE) - A house fire outside the city of Zavalla has resulted in the death of one man.

According to Zavalla Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Wade, at around 12:50 p.m., fire fighters were dispatched to a residence about a mile north of the city on Highway 69. When the crew was dispatched, the caller noted that a victim was possibly inside the home.

Upon arrival at the scene, Zavalla and Huntington Volunteer Fire Departments began search and rescue efforts, eventually locating a male inside the house. Crews were able to extract the man and began performing life saving measures after it was apparent he had a weak pulse and was not breathing.

The male died on scene. Angelina Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Pat Grimes Grubbs arrived on the scene and declared the man dead.

This incident is currently under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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