Man found dead in bedroom after fire on Northeast Side identified

Fire was ‘accidental,’ officials say

San Antonio firefighters found one man dead in a bedroom following a fire at a home on the Northeast Side Monday morning.
San Antonio firefighters found one man dead in a bedroom following a fire at a home on the Northeast Side Monday morning.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio firefighters found one man dead in a bedroom following a fire at a home on the Northeast Side Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to the small blaze just after 6:30 a.m. Monday at a home in the 12800 block of Tarrytown Street, not far from Judson Road and Interstate 35.

Firefighters entered the home and found the man, identified by the medical examiner’s office on Thursday as 54-year-old Larry Norman, dead in a bedroom, where they believe the blaze originated. Officials believe Norman died from smoke inhalation due to heavy smoke in the room.

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The San Antonio Fire Department issued an update around 12:45 p.m., saying the cause of the fire is accidental.

“There was evidence smoking material near the area of origin,” the SAFD tweeted.

Smoke detectors were working in the house but officials are investigating why the man was unable to escape.


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