EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Authorities arrested a suspect on Tuesday in connection to a deadly house fire in Central El Paso that occurred earlier that morning.
According to the El Paso Fire Department, 35-year-old Adam Garcia was arrested in connection to the structure fire and charged with one count of arson of a habitation, a first-degree felony.
He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $250,000 bond.
At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday, EPFD units were dispatched to the 900 block of Marlow Road to a residential structure fire. All three residents safely evacuated; however, 41-year-old Julian Paredes Jr., went back into the residence to rescue an animal and to retrieve personal items.
Paredes was found by EPFD personnel during a search inside the home. He was transported to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
El Paso Fire Department responded to a small fire in the 920 block of Marlow Road in South Central El Paso early Tuesday morning that sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
It happened around 2:45 a.m. in at a home near Trowbridge Drive and Geronimo Drive. EPFD have not said what started the fire. EPPD’s Crimes Against Persons Unit is investigating due to the injuries sustained in the fire.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.