Name released in Tuesday’s fatal fire


LIBERTY EYLAU, Texas – A 911 call at 10 p.m. yesterday announced that someone was trapped inside a burning house at 8371 Buchanan Road, and that another person from outside was trying to break down the door to get that person out.

That house fire took the life of Darla Myers, 58. Another household member, name unknown at this time, managed to get out of the home.

The Liberty Eylau Volunteer Fire Department was on scene within eight minutes of the call. Mutual aid was provided by the Miller County Fire Department, Wake Village Fire Department, C-5 Fire Volunteer Department, the Texarkana Area Red Cross and the Bowie County Sheriff’s Department.Liberty Eylau Volunteer Fire Department Logo

The house was fully involved when crews arrived at the scene. Capt. David Grable of the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office said his team was dispatched at 10 p.m. He said the case is still under investigation.

According to the LE Fire Dept., an elderly man managed to make it out of the house and was tended to by LifeNet, yet refused medical treatment. About an hour after leaving, LifeNet was dispatched back to the scene by request of fire fighters. The man was then transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

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