SSFD Officials Report On Cause Of Fatal House Fire

The cause of the South Moore Street structure fire which resulted in the death of two children early Jan. 20, 2022, has been ruled “undetermined,” Sulphur Springs Assistant Fire Marshall Aaron Kager reported.

The fatal house fire appears to have been “unintentional”. Fire officials were unable to conclusively rule out an extension cord in a bedroom in the area were the fire is believed to have started as a potential cause, Sulphur Springs Fire Department officials reported.

The blaze was reported to authorities at 3:52 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, as a structure fire on South Moore Street. The house was reported to be fully engulfed in flames when the first units arrived. It was later learned that two small children had not escaped and were found deceased in the charred structure.

The two little girls found inside the burned Moore Street structure were identified as 3-year-old Heaven Lee and 1-year-old Hayden Lee, Sulphur Springs Fire Chief/Marshal David James stated in a press release Feb. 21, 2022.

Kager reported that ATF officials and certified fire inspectors were called in to assist with the fire investigation as is typical in fatal fires. Lewisville Fire Department’s accelerant detection dog was also brought in to aid local fire marshalls in their investigation as well.

Author: Faith Huffman

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