Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a Big Spring woman early today.
Dora Lewis, no age given, was declared dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center from injuries sustained in the fire, Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said.
Fire and emergency medical service units responded to the 900 block of E. 12th Street at approximately 3:40 a.m. today to find a residence fully engulfed by flames. The fire was brought under control within an hour, but firefighters remained on the scene until shortly after 6 a.m. to guard against flare-ups.
The Big Spring Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place during the early morning hours today at a 7-Eleven convenience store.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, BSPD public information officer, the robbery was reported at approximately 3:09 a.m. at the local convenience store, located at 1801 S. Gregg St.
â€śOfficers were dispatched to the store in reference to a robbery,â€ť Everett said. â€śOfficers were advised by the clerk that a Hispanic female had just robbed the store. She was described as heavy-set, wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket and a toboggan.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.
â€˘ THEFT was reported:
In the 1400 block of Lexington.
In the 1100 block of N. Lamesa.
In the 200 block of W. Third Street.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported:
In the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 1400 block of S. Benton.
In the 1800 block of N. Highway 87.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson Road.