Former commissioner's home burns
Jaecks is a former longtime Milam County commissioner. He served Precinct 3 for 24 years before retiring in 2012.
Fire Chief Ward Roddam said the blaze began in a storage room near the garage and is believed to have started in an electrical appliance. He said there was extensive damage to the home and a car was also lost.
The Milano Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Rockdale VFD at the scene.