DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Police are now investigating a woman’s death, after she was found dead inside a house that caught fire in Dallas early Friday morning.
Crews from Dallas Fire-Rescue were called to the home in the 3200 block of Elsie Faye Heggins Street around 3:30 a.m. When first responders arrived, flames were already shooting from the the one-story home.
Firefighters quickly put out the fire. But while the crew was dealing with smoldering hot spots and clearing the house, firefighters found the body of an adult woman in the back of the home.
The woman’s cause of death is unknown at this time, but the medical examiner will perform a autopsy. Her identity has not yet been released.
The victim’s uncle, identified as Ricky Nobles, said a man had tossed a firebomb at the house after arguing with the homeowner’s niece.
“My niece said she didn’t want to talk to him,” Nobles said. “He said, ‘Well, since she don’t want to talk to me, give me my $5 back.’ I say, ‘I don’t have your $5.’ So, he says, ‘Do I have to take some drastic action?’ So he went down there, and come up with this firebomb and throwed it in my house.”
Nobles said he’s lived in the home since before the street name changed to Elsie Faye Heggins — and he can’t believe that he’s lost it, and his niece, like this.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 214-671-3632.