The Gun Barrel City Volunteer Fire Department, with help from Payne Springs, Mabank, Eustace and Tool, put out a structure fire early Monday morning, the third such fire in the area since Sunday.

When the second one was put out, firefighters recovered a yet-to-be identified body that had been burned during the blaze in the back part of the home at about 8:30 a.m., Monday.

GBC Fire Chief Joey Lindaman said the blaze began just before 4 a.m. The back of the residence at 2225 E. Main St. in Gun Barrel City was in full blaze by the time they arrived.

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Dale Blaylock ordered the remains sent to Southwest Forensic Science lab in Dallas for autopsy.

District Attorney Scott McKee said it's too early to suspect foul play, pending results from the autopsy.

“Right now, we're still trying to establish positive identification,” said McKee.

The Henderson County Fire Marshall's office is investigating the blaze.

The structure is owned by 68-year-old Robert Carey Greenhaw.

This fire remains under investigation.

Sunday night, a structure fire broke out about 9 :15 a.m on Deerwalk Street in the Woodwilks subdivision.

Lindaman said the mobile home, which had a tin roof covering two mobile homes that  had been pulled together, was gutted from the inside.

This fire report was dispatched at 11:19 a.m., Sunday, and was cleared about 1:20 p..m. Monday.

Lindaman said that because of the custom structuring of the home, firefighters had trouble finding the meter base.

It came to be that it wasn't necessary, since the house had no running electricity.

This fire also remains under investigation.

Recommended for you