Fire

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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Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux flexed his judicial muscle to order an emergency burn ban for all of Orange County on Monday, April 18. The ban will be in effect for seven days, and county commissioners will have an opportunity to keep the ban in effect during the entity's next scheduled meeting.

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