Woman Dies In Early Morning House Fire In Fort Worth

Alan Scaia
January 22, 2020 - 6:33 am
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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - A woman was killed Wednesday morning in a fire in East Fort Worth.

The Fort Worth Fire Department was called to the house on Hudson Street, near the I-30/Beach interchange, about 4:30 a.m.

The fire department says crews found "heavy fire" in a room near the front of the house. A woman was found dead in a bedroom near the back.

Crews contained the fire to the one house. No one else was inside and no firefighters were hurt.

"I asked the firefighters if they heard any smoke alarms when they first got into the house. They said they did not," says the Fort Worth Fire Department's Kyle Clay. "That's always an issue for us. We want to make sure everybody has a working smoke alarm. That's very important."

Clay says firefighters are still investigating the cause. He says the fire likely spread quickly through the house because the victim had doors open inside.

​"Our houses are designed to keep heat and cool air inside the house," Clay says. "When you've got a fire in that house, it creates temperatures near the ceiling upwards of 1,200 degrees. Something as simple as keeping a wood door closed can keep that temperature manageable and give you an extra minute to get out."