Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : December 3, 2019

Wood County, TX – Fire on County Rd 3859 Results in Fatal Injuries

Wood County, TX (December 3, 2019) – A Thanksgiving Day house fire claimed two victims’ lives.

On November 28, at approximately 11:55 p.m., authorities responded to the scene of a house fire in the 1100 block of County Road 3859.

According to reports, 30-year-old Courtney Jean Cline Mendez, and her partner, 34-year-old Benjamin Mendez Jr., were home with their four children when a fire broke out in their home.

Both Courtney and Benjamin Mendez were sleeping at the time the fire broke out.

The eldest of their four children round up the other three and guided them out of the home safely.

Unfortunately, both parents were trapped inside the home, sustaining fatal injuries.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Courtney Jean Cline Mendez and Benjamin Mendez Jr.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Fire Incidents in Texas

Wood County, TX – Fire on County Rd 3859 Results in Fatal InjuriesEvery year, numerous victims lose their lives in fires throughout Texas. In many cases, fires occur as a result of malfunctioning appliances, electrical defects, and other acts of negligence. When individuals lose their lives in fatal house fires, it is crucial for families to contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas at their earliest convenience.

Our team at The Benton Law Firm is dedicated to helping families collect the maximum amount of compensation available for property damages, pain and suffering, and more. We stop at nothing to ensure families are in the best position possible to move forward after losing a loved one in a fire. Contact our burn accident attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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