Deadly House Fire in Electra - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Deadly House Fire in Electra

Firefighters from Electra, Punkin Center and Iowa Park battled a massive blaze on Sunday consuming an entire home. The elderly homeowner was burnt in the fire, and another person was found dead inside the home.

After more than 24 hours of investigation, Investigators suspect that the cause of the fire was accidental.

Investigators shoveled through the debris late Sunday night and early Monday morning, while Wichita County sheriff's deputies kept watch.

Wichita County Sheriff David Duke told Newschannel 6 the body found in the debris was burnt beyond recognition. The remains have been sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner for autopsy.

Investigators believe the body of the deceased that was found at the scene, to be that of a 70 year old white female that lived at the residence. Preliminary examination by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner revealed the cause of death was smoke inhalation and thermal burns.


The victims name will be released after positive identification is made by the Medical Examiner's.

The homeowner was treated for burns on his arms and hands and released from the hospital.

Investigators determined the fire originated in the living room and the cause is suspected to be associated with a propane leak. Investigators are still waiting on lab results to make a conclusive determination.

Jack Lamson, Newschannel 6
@JackLamson

 



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