NOTE: I WAS RETURNING FROM THE BRYAN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL AND RAN UP ON THIIS.
At 6:45 pm on Saturday evening Robertson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for a fire. The caller stated a home on Barziza Road in the town of Wheelock was on fire and victims were trapped. The first truck in was from Wheelock Fire Department which is just down the road. When they arrived they found a wood frame house totally involved in fire. They immediately called for help from Blackjack Fire Department and Franklin Volunteer Fire Departments. Water was an issue as there were no fire hydrants in the area. However the fire was so intense that firefighters were unable to make entry to search for any victims. As the fire was extinguished, firefighters found the body of an elderly female victim who has not yet been identified stated Captain Clark with the Wheelock Volunteer Fire Department.
Karen Box, with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. She will be joined Sunday morning by an investigator with the Texas Fire Marshal’s Office.