Estimated $6 million total loss caused by Pittman mansion fire

By J.J. Smith. The massive house fire Thursday that destroyed most of the 20,000 sq. ft., 2.7 million mansion in Heath owned by Living Magazine Publisher Clint Pittman has been declared a total loss, estimated at $6 million, including the contents of the home.

Fortunately neither he nor his wife, Tamara, nor children Madisen or Parker were harmed. Three fireman did sustain minor injuries but all were treated and released the night of the fire.

According to a news release from the Heath Public Safety Department, salvage and overhaul operations are still ongoing.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation but investigators have narrowed the origin of the fire to the first floor. High winds are believed to have contributed to its rapid spread.

The Heath Department of Public Safety responded at 1:25 pm to a water flow alarm (sprinkler system) at 8220 FM 549, read the news release from Public Information Officers Sgt. Scott Trammel and Dee Livingston.

“When they arrived smoke could be seen coming from the house. Efforts immediately began to put the fire out but were not successful.”

Due to the size of the fire, 14 fire department units responded to the scene from Heath, Rockwall, Fate, Royse City, Forney and Terrell.

Three fireman were injured and treated for burns and smoke inhalation. Officer Jevin Womack sustained second degree burns to his hands, along with minor smoke inhalation. He was transported to Parkland Hospital where he was treated and released.

A second firefighter was transported for minor injuries and treated at a local hospital and released. His name was not released.

A third fireman from Rockwall was transported to a local hospital Thursday night for heat exhaustion and later released. His name was also not released.

Personnel at the fire scene were released at Midnight.

A Facebook page has been established to provide comfort and moral support to the Pittman family called “Pray for the Pittmans.”

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