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Three bodies found after house fire on Westmont

Arson investigators and firefighters search through the debris of the house for two more bodies last Friday morning in the 500 block of Westmont. The house was once a two-story A-Frame. Now only the front staircase is intact. (North Channel Star Photo/Hoffman)
Arson investigators and firefighters search through the debris of the house for two more bodies last Friday morning in the 500 block of Westmont. The house was once a two-story A-Frame. Now only the front staircase is intact. (North Channel Star Photo/Hoffman)

HOUSTON – A house fire took the lives of 3 people last Thursday, March 6, 2014 in east Houston.

Firefighters were dispatched around 4 pm to a house located in the 500 block of Westmont at Redondo. According to the Houston Fire Department, when firemen arrived, the flames had covered the house completely. It took firefighters about two hours to extinguish the flames; the damage to the house made it difficult for arson investigators and firefighters to go inside the house and search for any victims. After inspecting the scene, the bodies of 25-year-old Slade Feige, his mother, 63-year-old Gwen Feige and Slade’s mother-in-law, Gina Mims were found inside the house.

The body of 25-year-old Slade was found around midnight, a woman’s body was found on Friday morning and the third was discovered during the afternoon. According to reports, discovery of the bodies was made with the help of Cy-Fair fire department “cadaver dogs.”

Emily Mims, lost her fiancé, her mother, Gina Mims, and her mother-in-law on the fire, she said all lived in the home together. At the time of the fire, she was at work.

Investigators searching for a cause said the fire was not intentionally set and there are no signs of foul play. They are checking two cars parked under the house as a possible ignition source.