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News Release 7/21/18

Post Date:07/21/2018 1:30 PM

MEDIA CONTACTS:                                                                
250 GRAPE STREET – ABILENE, TX 79601 Ph: (325) 676-6676

Update July 20, 2018 Structure Fire:

Barbara Cocke, 82, of Abilene and Michael Cocke, 58, of Abilene have been identified as the two victims who died in the July 20, 2018 house fire. Fire crews responded to a 911 call in the 4700 block of Pamela Drive just before 2 am. Upon arrival, fire crews quickly rescued the victims and began life saving measures. Both victims were transported to Abilene Regional Medical Center. Barbara was pronounced dead at the hospital and Michael was flown by helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas where he died shortly after his arrival. The exact causes of death have not been released. The Abilene Fire Department extends its condolences to the family and friends of Barbara and Michael.
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