On 12/06/2016, at approximately 1:00 AM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 3870 St Helena. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames and smoke visible from the rear of the home.
One victim was pulled from the house by firefighters. She was treated by Beaumont EMS and transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The victim has been identified as Barbara Jones, age 70.
At this time the fire appears to accidental, caused by an electrical short. An autopsy was performed today and the preliminary cause of death is ruled accidental due to the inhalation of smoke and soot.