Fire

Investigators with the Beaumont Fire Department suspect arson as the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to the garage of a home in the 2300 block of Gladys Street in Beaumont during the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25.

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Beaumont firefighters responded to three separate structure fires overnight from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2014.

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Mica Distefano

A Nederland man is in jail for allegedly dousing another man with gasoline and setting him on fire.

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Rashawn Dewayne Morris

Police arrested and charged a 17-year-old Orange resident with murder Tuesday night, Aug. 27, after witnesses say he shot a man who was pulled from a burning car the night before.

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Fiery Trucker

Drivers crossing the Neches River Bridge Tuesday morning, July 16, were in caught in a brief haze of smoke and fire after an 18-wheeler’s braking system malfunctioned. 

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Three people suffered burns when a structure fire erupted at 1212 Royal on Monday, June 24, in Beaumont. Their home is a total loss.

According to Beaumont Fire Department officials, the fire started some time after 5 p.m. Monday. By the time it was extinguished, a father, mother and son barely made it out alive before the fire engulfed the brick home.

“I started smelling it in here,” said Cecil Pickens, who lives next door and is related to the family whose home was destroyed. “So I ran over there to make sure everybody got out.”

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Police removed the body of Karl ldrich Aldrich Lillyquist Jr., 58

UPDATE 10:42 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 27: Police have released the name of a man they say accidentally caused his own death after he died of smoke inhalation inside a Cardinal Exxon dumpster early Tuesday morning.

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smoke over the city

Southeast Texans might have noticed smoke in the area today and could be curious where it is coming from. According to Larry Jinks, former fire chief and a volunteer firefighter at Johnson Bayou (Louisiana) Fire Department, the smoke is coming from an out-of-control marsh fire in Cameron Parish.

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Oct. 24 at approximately 11:03 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Bevil Oaks VFD, Sour Lake VFD and China VFD responded to residential fire at 5229 Alford Oaks just off Tram Road in Beaumont.

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The Orange Police and Fire Departments are investigating a fire that appears to be the result of arson at 98 John Ave. in Orange on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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