According to a statement from the Brewster County Sheriffs Office, “Brewster County Deputies and Marathon Volunteer Fire Fighters responded to a residential fire on South Avenue D, in Marathon, on Sunday night. Two occupants of the home were killed as a result of the blaze. The Alpine VFD, Ft Stockton VFD, and Brewster County EMC, as well as several neighbors, also provided assistance. This incident is currently under investigation by State Fire Marshalls and the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family affected by this tragedy.”
Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told the Gazette a preliminary investigation indicates a gas leak may have caused the fire.
Dodson said the names of the deceased would be released pending family notification.