One dead after multiple homes catch fire at Morgan’s Point Resort
MORGAN’S POINT RESORT, Texas (KWTX) - One person is dead after multiple homes caught fire at Lemonwood Dr. and Vista Drive in Morgan’s Point Resort Sunday morning, according to Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department.
The department said they received a call around 6:15 Sunday morning with reports that one home had fire towards the bottom of the structure. When they arrived at the scene the fire had already spread to two other neighboring houses.
The public information officer for Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department said high winds on Sunday contributed to the quick spread of the fire.
Three homes were destroyed in the fire. Officials say they don’t know the cause of the fire at this time.
One home was unoccupied as it was likely a vacation house. Two residents were cleared from another home after first responders arrived on scene.
After hours of battling the fire, crews found someone’s body in the house where they believe the fire initially started.
The body has ben taken for an autopsy. Official say they will withhold the name and gender of the person until they receive the results of the autopsy.
Oncor Electric shut off power to the area while crews are battling the fire. About 40 homes were without power for much of Sunday.
Morgan’s Point Resort fire crews along with units from Moffat, Sparta and Temple were on scene all day Sunday and say they plan to remain there into the night quenching the fire.
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