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16-year-old boy killed in Reagan house fire, sister treated for burns

Posted at 8:59 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 17:53:18-04

FALLS COUNTY, TX — A 16-year-old boy was killed in a house fire Wednesday evening, according to officials. The boy's sister is being treated for severe burns from the fire.

On Wednesday night, fire departments responded to a home engulfed in flames in Reagan. The teenage boy was found in the living room.

Firefighters broke a window to go inside and get the boy out of the house. Deputies from the Falls County Sheriff's office did CPR until medics arrived, but he was unable to be revived. Officials on scene said the teen was autistic.

The boy's teenage sister was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with first-degree burns to the hands and face.

The State Fire Marshal has been called to investigate the cause of the fire.

Grief counseling will be available for the classmates of the teenagers at Marlin Independent School District.

Multiple law enforcement departments were at the scene including Reagan, Rosebud-Lott, Marlin and the Falls County Sheriff's Office.