DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(051919)-OPD AND ODESSA FIRE RESCUE INVESTIGATING FATAL FIRE

ODESSA, TEXAS/MAY 19, 2019-THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ODESSA FIRE RESCUE ARE INVESTIGATING FATAL FIRE THAT OCCURED AT APPROXIMATELY 3:51AM IN THE 1300 BLOCK OF 44TH STREET IN NORTH EAST ODESSA NEAR SHERWOOD PARK. (MICHELLE CERVANTES, FIRE MARSHAL-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) THE SUBJECTS THAT WERE LOCATED INSIDE OF THE RESIDENCE WERE PRONOUNCED DECEASED BY THE ECTOR COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY OTHER INJURIES. (MICHELLE CERVANTES, FIRE MARSHAL-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) SOME OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE 1300 BLOCK OF EAST 44TH STREET HEARD FROM FIRE RESCUE OFFICIALS THAT THE CAUSE COULD BE A FAULTY VALVE ON A GAS HEATER. (MICHELLE CERVANTES, FIRE MARSHAL-ODESSA FIRE RESCUE) A PERSON LIVING AT THE RESICENCE WAS NOT AT THERE AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE. THAT PERSON IS NOW CLASSIFIED AS HOMELESS. THE RED CROSS WAS NOTIFIED AND WERE AT THE SCENE TO GIVE ASSISTANCE. (TRACY AUSTIN, AMERICAN RED CROSS) BOTH DECEDENTS WILL BE SENT TO TARRANT COUNTY FOR AN AUTOPSY. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera