One person killed in structure fire
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:26:50 GMT —
UPDATE: According to the Amarillo Fire Department, the cause of the fire has been determined as an accident. AFD said preliminary autopsy results indicate Rodriguez died from smoke inhalation.
UPDATE: AFD has identified the victim in this incident as 73-year-old Gregorio Rodriguez. AFD said a 4-year-old and the victim were the only people home during the incident. The 4-year-old was able to escape the fire and received no injuries. An autopsy has been ordered for Rodriguez.
Amarillo Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 700 block of south Birmingham at approximately 9:54 a.m. Tuesday morning.
According to Amarillo Fire, one person was killed in the incident, the victim died at the scene.
14 firefighters responded to the scene and the fire was controlled by 10:07 a.m.
Captain Jacob Oehlert said that the Fire Marshal and Special Crimes are investigating the incident.