Our news partner KWTX is reporting that a fire at Morgan’s Point Resort over the weekend left one person dead and caused the loss of several homes, according to Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department.
Sunday morning, the department received reports that fire was coming from the bottom of a home on Lemonwood and Vista Drive in Morgan's Point.
By the time fire trucks arrived, the blaze had spread to two neighboring houses. A total of three homes were destroyed, and a body was also recovered at the scene, according to KWTX.
Fatality Reported at Morgan's Point After Fire
After hours of battling the fire, crews found a body in the house where they believe the fire initially started.
Officials say the identity of the person will be withheld until autopsy results are revealed.
One home was unoccupied, and two people were able to get out of another home after first responders arrived on scene.
What Caused The Fire?
Oncor Electric shut off power to the area while crews worked to put out the fire. About 40 homes were without electricity most of the day on Sunday.
At this time, officials don’t know the cause of the fire, but say high winds caused it to spread.
Crews from Moffat, Sparta, and Temple were on scene along with the Morgan's Point Resort Fire Department all day Sunday and into the evening.
Bell County Burn Ban
Incidentally, the burn ban for Bell County has been extended through March 28th, 2022, and outdoor burning is considered a safety hazard.
Violation of the burn ban is a class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500.00.
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