By Roxanne McKnight
No one was injured in separate house fires on Saturday and Sunday in Mexia, but two homes were completely destroyed and two others severely damaged.
In the first event, a Mexia woman, her father and her three children fled from their burning home Saturday night, saving their lives but losing all their belongings.
Kizzie Eldridge said she and her three children, ages 12, 11 and 9, were watching TV when her father, Edward Eldridge, ran into the room and told her to call 911 because the house was on fire. That was about 8:26 p.m.
Edward Eldridge, who owned the house at 1109 E. Commerce, stayed inside at first to try to douse the flames with buckets of water. He finally left, too, after burning his arm.
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