(Orange, Texas)

April 23, 2013

Fire destroys family home in Mauriceville

Staff reports
The Orange Leader

MAURICEVILLE — Eleven people have been displaced following a house fire Monday morning.

A house in the Tom Cat Trail subdivision in Mauriceville, located off State Highway 12, east of FM 1136, was destroyed by fire on Monday morning. The fire was reported after 11 a.m. and required the closure of State Highway 12 for nearly one hour as multiple fire departments assisted in battling the structure fire.

The large multiple bedroom house is home to an 11-person family, which includes children, parents, grandparents and extended family.

One injury was reported as a woman attempting to escape the fire injured her ankle running from the house. She was transported to Baptist Hospital Orange, according to reports.

No other injuries were reported.