Bowie County Sheriff’s Office: Texarkana man dies in house fire

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TEXARKANA — The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office says that a Texarkana man died in a house fire in a residence located in the 7000 block of U.S.-59 South early this morning.

The sheriff’s office says that 74-year-old Floyd Glenn Rush was pulled from the residence, which was on fire and filled with smoke when deputies arrived, and died at the scene. According to the sheriff’s office, life-saving measures were taking to revive Rush, including CPR.

A little after 12:24 a.m. on Feb. 14, the sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call of a house fire in the 7000 block of U.S.-59 South, and discovered a home fully involved in a fire and filled with smoke.

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Bowie County Sheriff’s deputies opened the front door and located Rush. No one else was believed to be in the home at the time of the fire, the sheriff’s office says.

Rush’s body has been sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences at Dallas for an autopsy. The sheriff’s office does not believe foul play was involved.