2 dead, including teen, from fire at Garland home following reports of explosion

Six family members, with ages ranging from 3 to 54, were inside the home at the time.

GARLAND, Texas — A 15-year-old has died after suffering injuries from a fire in Garland, following reports of an explosion, a family friend told WFAA Wednesday. A 54-year-old woman also died from her injuries following the fire Sunday, police said. 

Five others remain in critical condition after the house fire in Garland

Police said they responded to reports of “some type of explosion” around 11 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of East Ridgewood Drive, near Dairy and East Miller roads.

Six family members, with ages ranging from 3 to 54, were inside the home at the time and suffered critical injuries, according to police. 

Police said a 54-year-old woman died from her injuries in the overnight hours and that the other family members remain in critical condition.

The identities of the family have not yet been released. 

Neighbors told WFAA the woman who died was a grandmother.

One neighbor, Ramiro Rodriguez, said he tried to help the family and also suffered burns himself.

“I hear a boy say ‘help, help please!’ I was running to the house, he was outside,” Rodriguez said. “When I entered the house, I saw the two little boys. Their t-shirts were burning.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Atmos Energy confirmed to WFAA that it sent crews to investigate but found no evidence of natural gas outside the home.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family. 


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