As Phyllis Tuttle sits in the hospital watching over young Dustin as he recovers from the fire. Dustin was in the mobile home fire that took the lives of his brother and mother Friday night just before midnight. Dustin woke to the smell of smoke and had just about given up trying to get out when he saw the light from the neighbors coming through his bedroom window. He was able to break it out and run to the neighbor Sam Reeves home several hundred feet away.
Sam was awaken by screaming and banging on his door. There he found Dustin calling for help that the home was on fire and his mother and brother were still inside. He ran out to try to help as his wife called the fire department. Fire was coming from just about every window and he was not able to get in.
Splendora Fire Department had a remarkable nine minute response from Splendora to Goode City Road which is at Highway 105 at the point the overpass goes over the railroad tracks.
Dylan may be released today. Depending on the doctors. Phyllis was told of the two lives lost at the hospital as she sat with Dustin. He received minor burns to his face and hands, smoke inhalation and lacerations to his eyes.
The Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office returned to the scene Saturday morning but still not have made a determination as to the cause. Electrical had been an issue in the home according to family members and they are looking at that also.
There were no smoke detectors in the home. Tracey Tuttle, a cousin said if wiring had been fixed, or smoke detectors were installed the lives may have been saved. Then again there is an issue with money, do you pay a licensed electrician, get a book or get a friend to make repairs, he said. Serena was unemployed, and had lost her husband to cancer last January, She was a single mother trying to care for two boys.
FOR ANYONE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY THAT DOES NOT HAVE A SMOKE DETECTOR OR MEANS OF GETTING ONE-PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FIRE STATION. MOST HAVE SMOKE DETECTORS AND IF YOU ARE ELDERLY OR UNABLE TO INSTALL THEM THEY CAN ASSIST YOU THERE ALS
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