Authorities identify man who died after Gatesville home fire

Posted at 2:57 PM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:05-04

The Coryell Sheriff's Department said they have identified the man who died after a fire engulfed a home in Gatesville on Friday morning. 

The Coryell Sheriff's Department identified the man as 36-year-old Lucas Hollenbeck. 

The Coryell Sheriff's Office received the reports of the structure fire around 8:43 a.m. on the 300 block of River Rd. 

The Gatesville Fire Department responded to the fire along with deputies and investigators with the Coryell County Sheriff's Office. 

The home was fully engulfed as well as three other vehicles on the property within close proximity to the residence. 

Deputies received information from the homeowner that the possible occupant of the home, who was renting the home, according to the homeowner, was still inside the home. 

After the fire was extinguished fire crews noticed remains of what appeared to be a human body. 

The Texas State Fire Marshall’s Office was notified and asked for their assistance.

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