Probe Centers on Cause of House Fire That Killed 4 1/13/13
January 13, 2013
HALTOM CITY - Investigators continue seeking clues to the cause
of a North Texas house fire that left a woman and three of her grandchildren
Authorities traced the Haltom City fire's origin to the living room near a
live Christmas tree. But Haltom City Emergency Management spokesman Perry Bynum
says investigators still don't know what started the blaze Thursday evening or
why the victims couldn't escape.
The woman's daughter, Yessenia Garces, lived in the house with her two
children, but she was at work when the fire started. Garces says she's
devastated by the loss of her mother, her 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old
son, and her 2-month-old nephew.
About 100 people gathered at a candlelight vigil in the Fort Worth suburb
Friday night to remember the victims.