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Body discovered inside burning home in Mathis

Posted at 12:02 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 18:46:38-04

Mathis firefighters were shocked after they put out a house fire and discovered a body inside of the home.

The fire broke out 9:00 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of North Live Oak Street in Mathis, Texas.

Investigators say the body of a 61-year-old man was discovered inside of the home. They added the man appeared to be the only one living inside of the house.

Fire investigators say the cause of the fire appears to be electrical. They are still investigating. There is no word if smoke detectors were inside the home when the fire broke out.

Police say the next of kin has been notified.

The San Patricio County Sherriff’s Office is also investigating.