Police searching for gunman involved in fatal house fire in Celina

Just before 11:30AM this morning, the Celina Fire Department responded to a house fire near the intersection of Greenway Avenue and Emilia Drive. Firefighters reported heavy smoke showing from the house on arrival.

Multiple law enforcement officers were called to the scene after a gunman was reported in the area. Unconfirmed reports indicate the suspect may have been actively firing shots.

As firefighters made their way inside to control the flames, a deceased victim was located inside the house. It is unknown if the victim died from a gunshot or a fire-related injury.

The gunman was last seen running north away from the fire. As of 2:30PM, he is still on the loose.

Schools in the Celina area are on lockdown while police search for the suspect. Neighboring departments have responded to the scene for assistance. Prosper PD’s SWAT team is on scene.

Expect heavy police activity in the area.