Fire destroys $2.7 million Pittman mansion in Heath

By J.J. Smith. A fire destroyed much of the 20,000 sq.  ft., $2.7 million mansion owned by Living Magazine publisher and Chansen Publishing co-owner Clint Pittman yesterday in Heath

The massive blaze began at about 1:30 pm. Portions of the home were still burning late Thursday night. The Pittman family was not home at the time of the fire.out

The cause is not yet known.  An electrical company truck was seen parked in front of the home just before the fire started.

The house is located at 8220 FM 549, just west of FM 740 and the City of Heath city hall and public safety offices.

At least a dozen fire units from Heath, Rockwall, Fate and Royse City, Forney and Terrell were called to the scene and were there throughout the night to extinguish any hot spots.

At least two firefighters were injured but are expected to recover.

Pittman and his family had only moved into the home last Summer, according to a witness and Rockwall-Heath High School student at the scene who said she was friends with the Pittman’s daughter. She said the home was gorgeous on the inside, filled with antiques.

She said the Pittman’s master bedroom was the portion of the home pictured above where firemen were spraying water on the fire.

Neither the Pittmans nor Heath public safety officers were available for comment this morning. Most officers had been up all night at the blaze site.

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2 Responses for “Fire destroys $2.7 million Pittman mansion in Heath”

  1. Anon says:

    This home did have a fire supression system per city of Heath code.

  2. John Daniels says:

    Maybe it’s time for Rockwall County to consider a full time fire department such as neighboring towns like Rowlett. Require these huge homes to have a residential sprinkler system, this may have saved millions of dollars in this case. These homes are way to big to be left unprotected.

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