Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
PALESTINE (September 30, 2013)—A man and a woman died in a weekend fire in a downtown building in the small East Texas town of Palestine.
Capt. Jeff Croft of the Palestine Fire Department said the fire was reported early Saturday morning.
He said another person was evidently able to escape from the burning building.
A news release from Wendy Ellis, Palestine’s interim city manager, said crews arrived to find flames and heavy smoke.
The building began to collapse minutes later, the news release said.
The building, which housed a thrift store, was a total loss.
Surrounding buildings received minimal damage.