Early Friday morning around 10AM , Merit Fire, Celeste Fire & Farmersville Fire units responded to the area of Lake Avenue in Merit for a reported structure fire.

Hunt County EMS responded to the scene, as there were reports of 1 or 2 subjects still inside of the home.

Fire units arrived on scene advising a single story home with fire coming thru the roof.

Caddo Mills Fire, Blue Ridge Fire & Commerce E-Corps units were called to the scene, as the fire was bumped up to a 2nd alarm fire.

Unknown on exact details, but we can confirm the occupants of the home didn’t make it out, passing away from their injuries.

Prayers for all involved including our first responders.

This is a developing story we will update as we learn more