(Orange, Texas)

Local News

February 19, 2013

Firefighter injured battling blaze Sunday

ORANGE — One firefighter suffered minor injuries and a family’s home sustained extensive damage in a fire on Sunday.

Capt. Kim LeJeune of the Orange Fire Department was slightly injured while battling a structure fire Sunday afternoon at 2110 International in Orange. LeJeune, who helped lead the initial attack against the house fire, was treated at the scene by emergency personnel with Acadian Ambulance Service and released to return and continue to fight the fire.

The Orange Fire Department answered the call of a house fire at approximately 4:45 p.m., Sunday, and arrived at the scene in less than two minutes. Crews arriving reported heavy smoke coming from the eves of the house and fire at the rear of the structure. The fire was quickly extinguished, but the house sustained heavy damage. According to Deputy Fire Chief Jerald Ziller, the fire was concentrated in a bedroom but other areas of the house sustained moderate to considerable smoke damage.

Ziller stated the family, which was not injured, was already outside at the time fire crews arrived on Sunday. The extensive damage to the house will prohibit the family from staying at its residence for now. The family is currently staying with other family members locally.

Ziller stated the cause of the fire has been determined to be “unintentional” but the “exact cause” remains under investigation.

Text Only
Local News
  • BCHS SOM.jpg Student of the Month

    The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recognized Jayden Trahan, at middle, as the Bridge City High School “Student of the Month”....

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Health Scores

    The Orange County Health Code and Compliance Inspector recently visited 20 food service businesses in the county with 13 receiving a score of 100 for no violations present during the inspections.

    April 21, 2014

  • Bridge City Police Beat (March 30 - April 5, 2014)

    The Bridge City Police Department responded to the following calls from March 30 - April 5, 2014.

    April 20, 2014

  • MADD VHS.jpg MADD motivation

    Marissa Anderson, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Vidor High School, invited two guest speakers from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Kathy Hernandez and Dani Simien, to speak to students at the school recently.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • NAACP to hold candidates forum on Tuesday

    The May 10 general election is just around the corner and one organization wants to make sure voters are well informed on candidates in two specific races.

    April 20, 2014

  • Library Family of the Year.JPG Library Family of the Year announced

    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) presented the Garmon family of Orange with their annual Library Family of the Year award at the Orange Public Library Saturday morning.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • OCP concludes season with ‘Les Misérables’

    The Orange Community Players is ending its 2013-2014 season in fine style.

    April 19, 2014

  • Texas BBQ Fest.jpg Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will feature new rides, large cook-off contest

    The Texas Bar-B-Q Festival is back for another four-day weekend full of excitement, carnival rides and games, music, and tasty food.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ag Roundtable 2.jpeg Nichols meets with Orange County agriculture leaders

    Sen. Robert Nichols, in partnership with the Texas Agrilife Extension, conducted a round table discussion with agriculture leaders from Orange County on Tuesday.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Butterfly release Releasing butterflies, celebrating the Earth

    The seventh annual butterfly release at Shangri La Botanial Gardens, the most popular attraction of each year’s Eco-Fest celebration, was attended by hundreds of area residents on Friday.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide