Young mother, 3-year-old die in house fire

A young mother and her three-year-old son died in a mobile home fire yesterday morning in rural southern Parker County.It happened before 9 a.m. in the 200 block of Paula Court. The woman’s husband was at work when he learned of the fire and rushed home. He was trying to get into the home and had to be restrained by firefighters and neighbors who wouldn’t let him inside the fully engulfed home.

Firefighters later found the bodies of the 26-year-old woman and her son lying on the bed in the master bedroom. Investigators have not released the names of the victims as of yet. The home had multiple space heaters inside but investigators have not released an official cause.

This is the second fatal fire in the Lake Country Acres area in the last four months. 76-year-old Clyde Lucas died in his mobile home in the same neighborhood in August.

Arson has not been mentioned as a probability in yesterday’s fire, but Tarrant County’s Arson Task Force is assisting in the investigation because of the two fatalities and the proximity to the other fatal fire.

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