Deadly San Marcos Fire That Killed a San Angeloan Being Investigated as a Crime
SAN MARCOS, TX -- Federal and state investigators are saying the apartment fire that killed five people and left one severely burned is a crime.
According to a press release Thursday from the Houston office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, officials will release more details during a Friday morning news conference.
The release says they will offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and or conviction of the persons responsible for the deadly fire at the Iconic Village Apartments that took the life of San Angelo resident Haley Frizzell of San Angelo along with Dru Estes of San Antonio, Belinda Moats of Big Wells, David Ortiz of Pasadena, and James Miranda of Mount Pleasant.
The apartment fire also severely burned Zachary Sutterfield of San Angelo as we reported earlier.
If the deadly fire is ruled arson and suspects are caught and convicted, there could be lawsuits for damages filed from families of the survivors.
This is a developing story and we will update it Friday after the news conference.