House fire claims the lives of 2 children in East Texas


Two children are dead after fire rips through their East Texas home.

The Texas Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to investigate the blaze in Rusk County.

According to the Overton Fire Department, the fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a home on Hwy 42, near the intersection of Hwy 64 E.

Sgt. David Roberts of Rusk County said the fire occurred around 4:30 p.m. and confirmed that three deputies pulled two children from the house, and put them in an ambulance.

The children were taken to a Henderson hospital, where they later died.

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