Fire

990 Church St., Beaumont

Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 990 Church St. on Friday, Feb. 7. When firefighters arrived, they found the kitchen of the home on fire. The occupants were able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived. The fire was quickly extinguished and confined to the kitchen area. The fire was caused by a pot of wax heating on the stove and left unattended. Red Cross was called to assist the family.

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A second suspected case of arson over the last week has left a Beaumont family without a home and has fire investigators looking for suspects.

Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 3755 Treadway. When firefighters arrived, they found the home heavily involved with fire. The family was not at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The fire caused extensive damage to the home.

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Firefighters responded to yet another structure fire in Beaumont on Monday.

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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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