3 die in mobile home fire in Iredell in Bosque County


Three people have died in a weekend mobile home fire in Iredell in northwestern Bosque County.

Initial reports indicate the victims were all members of one family.

The home was destroyed by the fire.

A small memorial was set up at a nearby home for those who died in the fire following a Sunday evening candle light vigil.

The Bosque County Sheriff’s Office reports the fire occurred Saturday night with the Iredell Volunteer Fire Department responding.

The victims were described only as a man, a woman, and a little boy with no names released Monday.

The bodies were ordered sent for an autopsy and to verify identities.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation Monday.

Bosque County Sheriff Anthony Malott says, “It’s just horrible, it’s a tragedy I mean to lose family members you know that many at one time I mean just to lose one family member under those kind of circumstances, this was just horrible.”

He says Texas Fire Marshals are investigating the fire. 

“The fire might have started somewhere in the middle of the house, we were told that they had a whip burning stove inside the residence, there may have been an electric heater inside.”

Malott says a tragedy like this hasn’t happened in that area for a long time. 

“It’s been a long time since anything like this has happened. I don’t know that we’ve lost this many people in fire since I’ve been a sheriff and I’ve been a sheriff for nine years here.”

Despite the grief and pain, there is hope. 

“One thing about those little towns like that they’ll pull together a lot of times and the community, you know they’ll pull together and help fund anything.”

The names of the victims are expected to be released Tuesday or Wednesday. 

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