E arly Monday morning, a passerby drove up to a fire station to tell firefighters that looked like the house across from the fire station was on fire.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they entered the house and found a fire in the kitchen and a victim in another room of the house. Firefighters pulled 96-year-old Jay Evans from the house. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Evans was the only occupant of the home at the time of the fire.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death. Amarillo Fire Marshals determined that the fire originated in the kitchen. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.