• March 07, 2017

Charles Swift Sr. Killed in Orangefield, TX, House Fire Accident

Orangefield, TX -- March 3, 2017, Carles Swift Sr. suffered fatal injuries following an accident in which he was trapped in his house after it caught fire.

Emergency responders from the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Orangefield Fire were called to the 3600 block of Dronnet Street at around 7:00 a.m.

According to their preliminary reports, 65-year-old Charles Swift Sr., his son, and one other person were in the house at the time. Swift Jr. noticed that a fire had begun, and it spread quickly through the house. He and the other person were able to escape, but Swift Sr. became trapped in the burning building. He could not escape before succumbing to fatal smoke inhalation.

Fire crews eventually put out the fire, but the entire building was destroyed. The attic was said to be the most likely origin of the fire, but the exact cause is still under investigation.

At this time, no further information has been reported.

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