Local authorities investigating Town of Pine River fire
A Sunday afternoon fire in the Town of Pine River remains under investigation.
According to a press release issued by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, May 3, at approximately 4:47 p.m. the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of a grease fire, inside a residence on County Road P. in the Town of Pine River.
Pine River Fire Department, Pine River First Responders, Town of Texas Fire Department, Town of Hewitt Fire Department, Town Of Russell Fire Department, Corning Fire Department, Merrill EMS, and deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the fire.
Per the investigation a resident of the house was warming up grease when she went upstairs. When she returned to the kitchen, flames were already climbing up the wall of the kitchen. The lone resident along with several pets were able to exit the residence except for one dog that is unaccounted for at this time. The resident did receive moderate burns on her arms.
The investigation is continuing.