Panola County Fire Claims One Life, Burns House to the Ground

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at approximately 9:43 a.m., Panola County 911 received a call reporting a residential fire on FM 2517 near CR 470. Flatwoods VFD and Inter Community VFD was dispatched to the scene. Deputies from the Panola County Sheriff’s Office, Constable Bryan Murff and EMS also responded. It was later determined that there was possibly a victim inside the structure at the time of the fire. Panola County Investigators responded to the scene and the State Fire Marshall’s Office was contacted and responded. A body was later recovered by investigating authorities. Investigators remained on the scene for approximately 9 hours. This is an ongoing investigation and we hope to have more information as the investigation progresses. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Sheriff Kevin Lake