Authorities investigate fatal overnight fire

Authorities investigate fatal overnight fire
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Authorities say an elderly man was found dead inside a small apartment that caught fire late Thursday.

The Amarillo Fire Department was called the small efficiency, located in the 2100 block of Arthur St., around 11:30 p.m. The victim, 68-year-old Librado Juarez, was found deceased near the kitchen of the apartment. Captain Larry Davis said it appears he was the only resident of the building.

The apartment was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived and was under control by 11:58 p.m.

The Amarillo Fire Marshal's Office reports the cause of the fire as undetermined, with the origin of the fire in the bedroom.

Detectives determined that the fire was an accident and found no signs of foul play

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