Investigation

Fire officials picked through the debris of a burned-out mobile home in the 500 block of Woodcreek Circle on Thursday morning looking for clues as to what sparked the blaze and killed a local man on Wednesday night.

MCQUEENEY — Officials say a man was found dead following a mobile home fire late Wednesday night.

Raul Aguirre, 36, of McQueeney, was found dead in his home, after the flames were extinguished.

Firefighters from McQueeney, Seguin and Lake Dunlap fire departments were called out to the 500 block of Woodcreek Circle for a structure fire around 11:45 p.m.

Guadalupe County Fire Marshal David Padula said when crews arrived the home was partially engulfed in flames that quickly consumed the house.

“Witnesses said they saw flames coming from the back east room,” he said. “When the first responding unit arrived flames were visible from the back room and by the time Chief Tim Bogisch arrived that side of the house was involved. The fire burned hot and within a matter of minutes the home was fully involved.”

It took crews approximately 30 minutes to get the blaze under control, Padula said.

“While firefighters were trying to put out the fire, they were also searching for the victim,” he said. “Upon arrival fire crews worked on a defensive approach, working to save the two exposed structures near the home. They were able to do an excellent job protecting those structures.”

Once the flames were extinguished, crews began an extensive search for the Aguirre.

Padula said the victim was found in the back east bedroom where the fire was started. A cause of death has yet to be determined and an autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 Darrell Hunter.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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