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Another round of heavy rain moving through portions of SE Texas today. Some heavy showers and thunderstorms were as far north as China and Nome this morning. By this evening most of the rain will start to move out. Highs today will reach the mid 80's. Our coverage of showers goes down to 50% for Friday with highs in the upper 80's.
Hardin County couple loses home in fire
A Hardin County couple lost their home to a fire a little before 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Gerald Walden Sr. was sitting in his recliner in the 2700 block of Fish Lake Road in Kountze.
He saw black smoke and told his wife they needed to evacuate.
Walden tried putting out the fire while waiting for the fire department but he flames became too big too fast.
The Waldens lost their home but they still have each other. Silsbee and Lumberton fire departments were called in to assist in the fire, as well as the Texas Forest Service.
Red Cross is assisting the couple.