Fire claims life of Lytle man



Lytle Volunteer Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire early Monday morning. One man lost his life, two others were treated on the scene with a woman being transported for a possible anxiety attack.

Lytle Volunteer Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire early Monday morning. One man lost his life, two others were treated on the scene with a woman being transported for a possible anxiety attack.

Information regarding a mobile home fire with a trapped individual was reported to Lytle Volunteer Fire Department Monday morning at about 1:50 a.m.

Atascosa Co. sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene and notified Atascosa Co. Fire Marshal Todd Perna.

Two other occupants escaped the fire. A 54-yearold female that lived in the house was transported by EMS to a San Antonio hospital for possible anxiety attack.

A 54-year-old male was treated at the scene for a burn on his arm.

The 68-year-old victim was found inside the completely burned down mobile home.

The structure was a total loss.

According to other occupants of the home, the victim had prior medical issues and was partially disabled and unable to escape the fire.

J.P. Pct. 3, Orlando Carrasco ordered an autopsy on the victim.

Sheriff David Soward stated although they know who the victim is, they are waiting for positive identification before releasing his name.

Atascosa County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire and are being assisted by the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Atascosa Co. Fire Marshal Todd Perna is ruling the cause of fire as undetermined, but beilieve it started in the victim’s bedroom which would be consistent with what witnesses saw and were the suspected electrical panel was located.

Bexar County Medical Examiner stated the cause of death are injuries sustained from fire and was accidental. Offical findings to be madeby Justice of the Peace on Medical Examiner’s report.

Sheriff Soward stated at this time there’s no evidence of foul play.

Other area Fire Departments assisted Lytle VFD.

Sergeant Investigator Joseph Manguso is conducting an investigation for the sheriff’s office assisted by Deputies Roger Garcia, Cory Juber and John Mendoza.


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