CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Neighbors Try To Save Worth Man From Fire

(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Jason Allen
Jason came to North Texas after working as a reporter for four y...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

179483733 10 Neighbors Try To Save Worth Man From FireRemembering Joan Rivers

181572784 8 Neighbors Try To Save Worth Man From FireFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Neighbors Try To Save Worth Man From FireBikini Model Pictures

 alt=New Survivor Cast Photos

cowb thumb Neighbors Try To Save Worth Man From FireCowboys Cheerleaders

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Firefighters found a man dead inside his south Fort Worth home Friday afternoon, after a fire and reports of explosions from the house. Investigators said there wasn’t any immediate sign of what caused the fire or the explosions people reported hearing.

Several children in the neighborhood said they first noticed smoke coming from the house on the 1200 block of E. Baltimore St.

John Tate spoke to the homeowner on the phone a few hours before the fire. Tate said people started running toward the home to try to help.

“One of the guys broke the window out,” according to Tate. “Once I saw the smoke was just black, real dark black smoke, that’s when I knew it was out of our hands.”

That was also the moment when people described hearing two large booms from the home. Fort Worth fire department battalion chief Richard Harrison said investigators were still trying to determine what people heard.

Crews from Atmos Energy were probing the ground and rooftops on neighboring homes Friday night. Harrison said it was out of precaution, even though many residents said homes in the area don’t use gas.

The man’s daughter was seen, overcome with emotion as she looked at her father’s burned home, now empty… still standing on Baltimore Street.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Top Trending: