TEXAS CITY — A house fire proved fatal after first responders were unable to revive a woman pulled from her burning home early Wednesday morning.

Susan M. Prevost, 80, likely died of smoke inhalation from the blaze that started inside her Texas City house, said John Florence, a spokesman for the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A worker at the nearby Eastman Chemical Company spotted the fire on the plant’s security camera and called a city dispatcher. Firefighters arrived in the 300 block of First Street North soon after 3 a.m. to find the blaze engulfing the roof, Texas City fire Chief Joseph Gorman said.

Clemon Prevost, 57, a member of the board of trustees at College of the Mainland, said he learned of the fire from his mother’s neighbor and rushed to the scene.

“I asked was my mother all right, and they said, ‘No,’” Prevost said. “That’s all I had to hear.”

Firefighters found Prevost in the center of her private residence, which she previously used as an assisted living facility. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

The cause of the blaze remained under investigation Wednesday, Gorman said.

Susan Prevost moved to Texas City in the 1950s, worked as a beautician and also taught at a cosmetology college in Houston, Clemon Prevost said.

“She was a very nice lady,” Prevost said. “She was a caretaker and ran the Prevost Care Group Home here. She took care of the mentally unstable.”

The house sustained heavy smoke and fire damage. Fire crews from La Marque, San Leon and Dickinson assisted Texas City, Gorman said.

Contact Reporter Chris Paschenko at 409-683-5241 or chris.paschenko@galvnews.com.

(8) comments

Forevertexas

Our condolences old friend.

Kevin Bynum and family.

Doris Grogan

TO THE PREVOST FAMILY AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOST,I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU,GOD KNOWS ALL ABOUT YOUR MOTHER AND JUST KNOW THAT SHE IS IN HIS HANDS..BE BLESS IN JESUS..

Glendale

Carl, my prayers are with you & for you!! Be strong for he knows just how much you can bare. To the other siblings be encouraged in The Lord. I would have loved to read some of your comments on mom or how you're doing. Maybe at some point or another we'll see that .

Cynthia Burnett

Clem, my deepest condolences for you and your family.. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

The Burnett family

patseymour

To the Prevost family we would like to express our deepest sympathy for your lost.. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Keep the faith GOD is good all the time..
From: Mike & Pat LeBlanc

Janille Battiste

To the Prevost family: Our hearts go out to you and your family. May the comfort of God help all of you during this difficult time.

galdridge62

To the Prevost family our prayers are with you. John 14:1-6 the Lord has prepared a place for your mother. Depend up on the Lord for your faith & strength during this time. My God keep each & everyone of you. Roland/Gail (Duhon) Aldridge & Family

CNW888

Sennett and Prevost family. Know that I am holding you clos in prayer in this most difficult time. Hold on to the good memories, they will carry you through.

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