UPDATE: Mobile home fire under investigation as possible homicide

Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office is on the scene of fire
Structure fire

BREAKING: Structure fire in Victoria under investigation; Media contributed by Meteorologist Howie Gordon.

10:42 a.m. Update: The mobile home fire is now being investigated as a possible homicide and probable arson.

The Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, the Victoria County Fire Marshall’s Office, the Victoria County Criminal District Attorney, and the Victoria Fire Department are all on scene and taking part in the active investigation.

“We know there’s at least one victim,” Franklin said. “No suspects are in custody at this time.”

VICTORIA, Texas – On Thursday, Sept. 23, just before 6 a.m., the Victoria County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a structure fire located in the 500 block of Northside Road in Victoria, Texas.

According to Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Tom Legler, crews arrived while smoke was coming from the manufactured home.

 

“We were able to get onto the scene pretty quick and identify all the hazards,” said Legler. “We started to try and attack the fire to minimize the damage. However, there is a lot of contents to the structure, so it’s hard finding all those deep hidden pockets.”

The Victoria County Fire Marshal’s Office will continue to extinguish the fire completely and make sure all the hotspots are out. They will then assist with the investigation process, says Legler.

“We immediately went into fire-fighting operation,” said Legler. “We are still trying to extinguish all the hidden pockets of the fire.”

This is an ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided as we receive them.

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