Northeast Tarrant

One person died and a firefighter was injured in a restaurant fire in Euless

Firefighters from four departments battled a two alarm blaze early Saturday before finding one person dead inside Napoli's Italian Cafe
Firefighters from four departments battled a two alarm blaze early Saturday before finding one person dead inside Napoli's Italian Cafe Courtesy

Firefighters found a person dead as they searched through the burned out remains of Napoli's Italian Cafe early Saturday.

Euless firefighters responded to a 911 call that came in about 3:35 a.m. and found smoke pouring from the building, according to a press release from the Euless Fire Department.

The victim was identified as Jeton Nasufi, 36, of Hurst, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's website on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at 4:15 a.m. Saturday. A ruling on his death is pending an autopsy.

Nasufi was the owner of Napoli's Italian Cafe, according to local television news reports.

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Firefighters combat blaze at a popular Euless eatery on Saturday and then find one person dead inside Ben Saladino Courtesy

The cause of the fire and the death are still under investigation, the release said.

A Euless firefighter who was injured during a partial interior collapse was treated at Texas Health Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford Hospital and released.

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One person was found dead and a firefighter was treated for injuries early Saturday during a fire that badly damaged Napoli's Italian Cafe in Euless Ben Saldino Coutesy

No other injuries were reported.

Units from the Bedford, Grapevine, Haltom City and Fort Worth fire departments assisted in extinguishing the fire.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

Bedford firefighter Chris Conner helped launch a national foundation called Firefighters Against Cancer and Exposures, or FACEs, to help firefighters pay for expensive treatments and medical bills that are not covered by health insurance.

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