October 10, 2018 - Center Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire early Monday, October 8, 2018 on Cora Street in Center.
When firemen arrived at the residence of Wyndi Welch, just after 3am, flames had already breached the roof on the rear of the house.
As firemen gained entry to the front of the structure, and through the east side, the flames appeared to be increasing in intensity.
With the benefit of nearby fire hydrants, the CFD ladder truck was utilized to gain an advanced trajectory on the flames and extinguish much of the fire.
The firemen returned to the station at 6:32am.
No one was home at the time of the fire, and the cause remains under investigation.
A dog that lives at the home has gone missing since the fire. The owner has described it as a 13-year-old schnoodle named "Spike." He has a missing back foot and walks with a limp. The dog was last seen around Dr. Golden's Eye Clinic on Louisiana Street. He is an inside dog, is very friendly and loved by his family. Call/text 936-553-7318. Service isn't great, so please text or call 409-625-4245.