Human remains found in house fire in Lytle, officials say

Firefighters were searching for man, 84, after fire on Old Frio City Road

Firefighters searching for missing 84-year-old man following house fire in Lytle, officials say

LYTLE, Texas – Human remains were found Thursday in the rubble of a house fire near Lytle where firefighters were searching for a missing 84-year-old man.

Tom Peine, an assistant public information officer for Bexar County, said that remains were found at the home in the 15400 block of Old Frio City Road but couldn’t confirm whether they were the remains of the man they were looking for. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office will make that determination.

When firefighters arrived at the home shortly before 4 a.m., they found the home engulfed in flames.

According to a spokesman for the Bexar County Fire Department, a woman and her teenage daughter were able to escape the flames with minor injuries. An 84-year-old man who also lives with the women however was unaccounted for, fire officials said.

Authorities said a nearby shed and vehicle were also damaged by the early morning fire. The mom and daughter have since been taken to University Hospital to be checked out.

At this time, the cause of the fire is not currently known. The home is considered a total loss.

Fire crews from both the Bexar County Fire Department and Lytle Fire Department are working together at the scene.

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