Comal County Sheriff's Office Investigating Overnight House Fire, Fatality, Now "Possible Homicide"
Published on Nov 16, 2016 / Local News
Officials have not yet released the name of the individual who died inside a burning house early Tuesday morning- just outside the city of New Braunfels. According to officials, the New Braunfels Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Forest Trail at 2:42am.Tuesday, after multiple calls for a structure fire. NBFD officials report the Battalion Chief responded with two medic units; three engines; the “tender” or tanker truck; and the ladder truck. NBFD reports the fire was brought under control at 8:09am.. It was then, that a body was discovered inside the remnants of the structure. According to NBFD, the house is in the City’s ETJ, and the immediate-response-area for emergency services of District 7; requiring the County to take charge of the investigation. New Braunfels fire crews remained on scene well into the afternoon, to assist the Comal County Fire Marshal’s Office with that investigation upon. The cause of death is under investigation, and the identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.