Services scheduled for 3 local women killed in house fire

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NOLANVILLE, Texas (KWTX) Services have been scheduled for three women who died in a raging house fire last week in Nolanville.

(Left to right) Sherry Hines, 85, her daughter Denise Hines, 46, and her granddaughter Skylar Hines-Little, 19. (Funeral home photos)

Sherry Hines, 85, her daughter Denise Hines, 46, and her granddaughter Skylar Hines-Little, 19, were found dead last Wednesday in the house they and Denise Hines’ 16-year-old son Seth shared

A visitation was held on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crotty Funeral Home at 5431 U.S. Highway 190 in Belton.

Family, friends and community members stopped by to show their respects.

The funeral home provided a touching video filled with memories that played as everyone walked in.

The funeral service for the three is at a 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Christian Center 1401 East Elms Rd. in Killeen.

The fire that claimed the lives of the three women was electrical in nature, Bell County Fire Marshal Steve Casey said.

Casey and investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office spent Thursday and part of the day Friday combing through the rubble of the fire, which was reported at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 401 North 4th St. in Nolanville.

Investigators think the fire started on the right side of the house and quickly spread.

It’s not yet clear why the women weren’t able to escape.

The call was placed from the home, but was cut off, authorities said Wednesday.

The two-story wood-frame home was engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived.

The teenage boy who also lived in the house attends Harker Heights High School and was in class at the time of the fire.

Friends have created a GoFundMe page to help the family with expenses.

Vintage Church at 750 East Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights is accepting donations for the teenage boy, who lost virtually everything except the clothes he was wearing in the fire.

The boy wears size large shirts, 32 by 32 pants, and size 14 shoes.

The church office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and holds services at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.