This morning, 6/18/2016, at approximately 3:13 AM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 1865 Rafes Way. Initial callers reported the husband was able to escape and alert neighbors but the wife was trapped inside. Responding firefighters found the wife just inside a rear door. Both husband, age 65, and wife, age 69, were treated on scene by Beaumont EMS and transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. The husband was treated and released but the wife was flown to Galveston due to her more severe injuries caused by the fire.
The fire was quickly extinguished and confined to a rear bedroom of the home with smoke and heat damage through out the house. The fire appears to be accidental and caused by smoking materials.