Amarillo, TX - The Amarillo Fire Marshals Office and the Amarillo Police Department Special Crimes Unit are conducting investigations after a body was found Monday following a house fire in East Amarillo.
Fire officials found 73-year-old Gregorio Rodriguez inside a burning house on South Birmingham Street. They said there was a 4-year-old child inside the house as well, but the child escaped through the front door.
The Amarillo Fire Department responded to the blaze at 9:45 a.m. with three fire trucks and 14 firefighters. Officials said they had the fire under control within about 15 minutes, but the house was still heavily damaged.
The Potter-Randall Appraisal District said the house has an appraised value at $40,280.
The Red Cross provided the family with a safe place to stay and financial assistance to help with food and clothing. It has also made counselors available and will continue to help the family in the coming weeks.
Madison Alewel - NewsChannel 10
Amarillo, TX - Fire crews on the scene have confirmed one fatality in a house fire on Birmingham street.
The Amarillo Fire Department responded to the fire around 9:54 Tuesday morning. Three fire trucks and 14 firefighters were on the scene.
Officials say they had the fire under control within 15 minutes, but there was heavy fire damage throughout the house.