“Please, let the firefighters know what a great job they all did,” said Fire Investigator Lt. Janine Mather. Mather is with the State of Texas Fire Marshall’s office and is responsible for investigating fires within 20 Texas counties, including Robertson.
On Saturday, August 3, Calvert Fire Chief Joe Jackson and volunteer firefighter Zeke Bermudez were the first to respond to the call. “I told the chief we needed back up, he told me Hearne was on the way,” said Bermudez. Along with Hearne Fire Department, Bremond as well as Franklin responded to the blaze at 5:55 p.m.
The blaze engulfed eight apartments and displaced five families when it was finally extinguished six hours later. All residents were accounted for and no injuries were sustained.