The accident was about six miles northeast of Cabool. 

Personnel from three Texas County volunteer fire departments responded shortly after 7 a.m. Monday to a fire that burned down a residence near Yukon. 

Tyrone Fire Department Chief Adam Webb said a total of six trucks from the Tyrone, Raymondville and Summersville departments went to the scene, where a residence consisting of two trailer homes connected by a deck was on fire at 19403 Cockrell Road (south of Highways 137 and 17).

Webb said a man who was asleep inside was awakened by the blaze and got out uninjured. The home was a total loss, Webb said, and cause of the fire isn’t known.

“Raymondville and Summersville did a great job with mutual aid for us,” Webb said. “I love that; if it weren’t for mutual aid companies, life would be a lot harder. It was that time of day when people are on their way to work or already at work, so that makes the amount of people responding smaller.

“And 911 did a fabulous job providing directions and doing their job.”


EARLIER: Three county fire departments were called to a structure fire near Yukon shortly after 7 a.m. Monday. 

A trailer was reported ablaze at 19403 Cockrell Road, which is south of the Highways 137 and 17 intersection at Yukon. 

Tyrone, Raymondville and Summersville departments were called. 

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