Just before 8 a.m. this morning Carlet Boyd took his wife to work at the Shepherd Sonic just a few miles from his Myrtie Road home. When he left his little girl Carleica was still asleep in his bed. HIs six-year-old son and 10-year-old son were both up along with a 10-year-old friend of theirs when they smelled smoke. It got so heavy that they were forced to jump out a window.
At the Sonic a friend advised him their home was on fire at which point he immediately returned home to find the Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department attempting to get the single wide mobile home fire under control. The entire mobile home had flames raging out of control.
When it was finished little Carleica was found inside deceased.
Boyd moved to the area four years ago. He has been working in Livingston for the water department. His wife at the local sonic. The home was just short of being paid off. They brought their children out of North Houston to Shepherd for a better life. On January 11, 2010 they lost another daughter to a lengthy illness.
Neighbors stopped by to drop clothes off for the children as Boyd thought about his lost baby who was a student at Shepherd Primary. Now they need to make decisions on where to live, how o replace things and how to fund their child’s funeral.
Mark Hogan, the San Jacinto County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause which is to early to determine. Jimmy William’s, Montgomery County Fire Marshal also sent one of his staff to assist. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office was also notified.