A young man with burns died early Wednesday at a home in southeast Fort Worth, but firefighters found no fire at the residence, a fire official said.
In fact, they found no blaze anywhere in the neighborhood, leaving authorities puzzled as to how the man was burned and how he died.
The victim was identified as Andres Turrubiartes, 25. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Wednesday. He died in the yard. A ruling on his death is pending.
Initially, firefighters responded to a call reporting a person having breathing problems in the 3500 block of Martin Street shortly after 2 a.m.
“The call then went to a person with burns,” fire Lt. Gregg Russell said Wednesday.
The victim was pronounced dead shortly after firefighters and emergency crews arrived.
“It’s obvious he suffered burns,” Russell said. “We’re just not sure how he got them.”
Another man described as Turrubiartes’ brother was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for minor burns, according to MedStar officials.
Homicide investigators will conduct an investigation into the incident, police said Wednesday.
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