UPDATE: Fatal Overnight Fire in Amarillo


The Amarillo Fire Department responded to a structure fire at an efficiency apartment on the 2100 block of S. Arthur at 11:42 p.m.

Officials say when crews arrived the building was fully engulfed with fire.

While putting out the fire, firefighters found an elderly man dead in the kitchen area who has been identified as Librado Juarez, 68.

Officials say fire crews put out the fire just before midnight.

The APD Special Crimes Unit and the Fire Marshall’s Office were called to the scene to investigate.

Detectives determined that the fire was accidental and found no signs of foul play in the incident.

An autopsy has been ordered

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