Accident

Man’s body found inside Liberty County home after firefighters extinguish blaze

Officials say the man lived in the home alone.

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a house fire that left one man dead early Thursday morning, according to a news release.

The sheriff’s office received a call about a home structure fire around 1:30 a.m. Thursday at 2371 FM 160 North in Liberty County.

The body of Donald Ray Guillory, 64, was found after firefighters extinguished the blaze. Guillory was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Judge Ronnie Davis.

Guillory lived in the home alone, officials said.

Officials don’t know right now what caused the fire. They are investigating to determine a cause, according to the release.

The home appeared to be undergoing partial repairs and there were several possibilities for the point of ignition, Liberty County Fire Marshal Bill Hergemueller said.

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Full Liberty County Sheriff’s Office news release here…

At approximately 1:30am Thursday morning, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a home structure fire at 2371 FM 160 North. 

According to Liberty County Fire Marshal Bill Hergemueller Fire departments from the Hull Daisetta VFD, Hardin VFD, Liberty FD along with the Allegiance EMS and Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded but when the fire department extinguished the blaze, 64 year old Donald Ray Guillory was found deceased in the home where he lived alone. Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Judge Ronnie Davis arrived at the scene and conducted the inquest.

Fire Marshall Hergemueller said the home appeared to be undergoing partial repairs and there are several possibilities for the point of ignition. Presently the exact cause of the fire is under investigation by the Liberty County Fire Marshal’s office.

Written by Kierra Sam (12News)

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