Husband, dog killed in Lakewood house fire

Husband, dog killed in house fire

DALLAS -- A husband and dog were killed in a house fire that broke out early Tuesday morning near White Rock Lake.

The victim has been identified as 65-year-old Timothy Adams.

Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue says crews were called to the 6900 block of Redstart Lane in Lakewood at about 3 a.m. by Adams' wife. They found "flames rolling" from the front of the home and windows.

Mrs. Adams told DFR that she woke up in a back bedroom to see smoke coming inside the room. She called out for her husband but was unable to find him. She found fire in the home's front office and tried to put it out with a small water container, but it didn't work. She eventually had to get out of the house due to smoke and fire. She called out for her husband one more time but didn't hear anything.

When firefighters arrived they were able to find Timothy Adams, unresponsive, and pulled him out of a window. They performed CPR and took him to a nearby hospital, but he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The family dog was also found but couldn't be saved, Evans said.

Fire crews believe the flames started in the office, traveled down the hallway, and went into the living room, venting out the front door. The majority of the home sustained damaged before the fire was extinguished.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

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