Authorities investigating deadly house fire in Odessa

Odessa Fire Rescue vehicle. (CBS 7 File Photo)
Odessa Fire Rescue vehicle. (CBS 7 File Photo)(KOSA)
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 10:33 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: New details have been released on Wednesday night’s deadly fire.

According to the City of Odessa, the fire was contained to a storage unit on the property.

Once the fire was put out firefighters found a man who had died.

An investigation revealed that the man had intentionally set himself on fire.

His body will be taken to Lubbock County for an autopsy.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing.


One person is dead after a fire, according to the Public Information Officer for the City of Odessa, Devin Sanchez.

Odessa firefighters and the Fire Marshal’s Division responded to a structure fire in the 1900 block of North Hancock Wednesday night around 7 p.m.

Sanchez said OFR found one person dead. Fire officials are still investigating.

More information is expected to be released on Thursday, the city spokeswoman said.

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