2 women killed, 1 missing after house fire in Fort Bend County

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 6:14 PM

ORCHARD, Texas – Two elderly women were found dead and one woman is still missing after a fire destroyed a home in the Fort Bend County town of Orchard on Thursday.

Three children, ages 5, 10 and 17, were able to escape the burning home in the 9900 block of Johnson.

One of the women reportedly got out, then went back inside to help the other two.

Firefighters found the bodies of two of the victims after bringing the fire under control. They are searching for the last missing adult. 

Firefighters from a dozen departments battled the blaze. They were hampered by a lack of hydrants in the rural area.

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