Seadrift home destroyed by fire

Nov. 30, 2010 at 5:30 a.m.

SEADRIFT - A two-and-a-half story home on Dierlam Road was destroyed by a fire that began around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

No one was home at the time of the fire, said Fire Chief Peter DeForest, with the Seadrift Volunteer Fire Department.

A husband and wife live in the home, but DeForest declined to provide further details.

By the time the fire department arrived, the flames had already penetrated the roof.

"The house is a total loss," DeForest said.

Firefighters were working to extinguish the fire until 6 p.m.

"High winds were a very big factor in this fire," DeForest said. "When we got here, we had 25- to 30-mph winds."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Port Lavaca Fire Department and Port O'Connor and Port Alto-Olivia volunteer fire departments also responded to the fire.

Linda May, with the American Red Cross Crossroads Chapter, said the couple is staying in a mobile home. May said she hopes to contact the couple Wednesday to see what assistance they need from the Red Cross.



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