A mother and son died Friday morning in a fire at a home in south Hunt County.
Multiple fire departments from across Hunt County responded to the blaze at a residence on County Road 2277, Hunt County Fire Marshal Richard Hill said.
“I can confirm there were two deaths,” Hill said, adding the victims were an 85-year-old woman and a 67-year old male.
“It was a son and his mother,” Hill said. The names of the deceased had not been released as of press time, pending the notification of the next of kin.
Hunt County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4, Judge David McNabb conducted the inquest at the scene of the fire, about four miles north of Quinlan.
“That is just off of FM 36,” Hill said.
The three-alarm fire was reported at around 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Quinlan, Union Valley, Tawakoni South, West Tawakoni, Cash and Caddo Mills fire departments and the Commerce E-Corps responded to the scene.
Hill said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
“We do know it started in the son’s end of the house,” Hill said, noting the mother lived in the opposite end of the home.
The bodies were transported to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsies.
There was no word Friday afternoon as to which funeral home may be handling the services.
Hill said it is likely to take time to determine how the fire began.
“I have everybody down there,” Hill said.
Investigators with Hill’s office remained on the scene of the fire as of Friday evening.