Blaze Kills Firefighter's Mother

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Thursday, March 30 2006 Mar 30, 2006 Thursday, March 30, 2006 6:08:46 PM CST March 30, 2006 in News
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Geneva Rooks was killed after her house caught fire just before 8am. Rooks' son, Vaughn Rooks, is a fire district captain and heard the call to his mother's home. He was off-duty and did not fight the fire. Authorities say three firefighters were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Two of Geneva Rooks' sons who lived with her also were hurt. Their conditions were unknown. Authorities still do not know what caused the blaze that destroyed the house and dispatched multiple departments. The 77-year-old victim was a retired housekeeper with seven children, 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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