FREEPORT, TX --A fire destroyed a duplex and left 12 people homeless in Freeport. It happened late last night on west Eighth Street near Yaupon. According to Brazoria County newspaper The Facts, a female resident smelled smoke and got her husband and kids out of the house. A member of the second family in the duplex was coming home when he saw the flames. He ran inside and woke up his family. Everyone got out safely.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.