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Two perish, one injured in home fire

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A home fire late Thursday afternoon at 602 East Pine Street in Daisetta, Texas, claimed the lives of two people and a third person was transported by LifeFlight in what was thought to be critical condition.

According to responding Liberty County Sheriff’s Cpl. James W. McQueen, 57-year-old Dorothy Louise Ener and her mother, Dorothy Bracewell Nugent, thought to be approximately 85 years old were deceased at the scene. A granddaughter, Kimberly Rogers, 37, received severe injuries and was transported to a Houston hospital for treatment by air ambulance.

Several local fire departments including the City of Liberty Fire Department, Daisetta Fire Department, Hardin Fire Department and the Liberty County Hazmat team responded to the fire which destroyed the wooden structure.

According to Liberty County Fire Marshal Bill Hergermueller, it is too early in the investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire, but the investigation is continuing in order to determine a cause.