February 9, 2015 - Firemen Return to Home Previously Saved from Fire; Total LossFiremen returned three months later to the scene of a mobile home fire on CR 3010 Sunday evening, February 8, 2015 to find it destroyed by flames.
A 9-1-1 call came in and Shelbyville and Center fire departments were dispatched at 6:55pm for a house on fire which both departments had responded to on the first of November for fire as well. The first fireman on scene, John Green reported to those responded the house was fully engulfed in flames. The home owned by Ray Smith and rented by John Paul Gay, Ronnie Gay, and Paula Askew was too engulfed in flames for the firemen to be able to save it.
Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative responded to the scene and disconnected service to the almost completely burned down structure. No injuries were reported and firemen left the scene at 8:35pm.