A Newark couple lost their two-story home to a fire just after noon Friday. Five departments responded to the blaze in the 200 block of County Road 4847.
Wise County Fire Marshal Chuck Beard said the home was occupied by Jack and Sue Kennan and their five grandchildren. The cause of the fire was still under investigation at press time Friday.
The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family.
Fire departments that responded included Newark, Rhome, Boyd, Haslet and Eagle Mountain. Wise County medics were also called to the scene.