Port Arthur house fire displaces 8, including 3 children

Published 12:15 am Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Eight people were displaced after a Sunday afternoon house fire in Port Arthur.

Firefighters were called at 2:43 p.m. and reported heavy smoke upon arrival at a home in the 2600 block of 8th Street.

An adult male in the back area of the home said he smelled smoke, went to check and found the fire in the front area of the home in an enclosed porch.

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The man suffered a minor injury to his hand when he went to open the door, Port Arthur Fire Battalion Chief Jay Fountain said.

Eight people live in the home; three adult males, two adult females, 9-year-old female, 6-year-old male and 3-month-old male.

Red Cross was called to assist due to the damaged condition of the home.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.