Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford says an investigation is underway after a body was found following a Wednesday afternoon fire.
The blaze was reported shortly before 3:00 at a location in the 10,000 block of Farm to Market Road 256 East, about 4 miles off of U.S. Highway 190. The Colmesneil, Dam B, Woodville, and Spurger Fire Departments all worked together to tap the flames out.
Sheriff Weatherford said that his department along with the Texas Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire, but at this time no foul play is suspected.
Weatherford did note that investigators discovered that there had been multiple box fans and heaters located throughout the home.
Meanwhile, Weatherford said an autopsy will be performed on the victim, and their identity will not be released until next-of-kin have been notified.