Slaton Woman Dies In House Fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/9/05

Slaton Woman Dies In House Fire

Authorities are investigating a fire that killed a Slaton woman. The call came in to the Slaton Fire department at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday night. When firefighters arrived, the house was completely engulfed in flames.

51-year-old Bessie May Chapman was found dead inside her home at 915 South Oklahoma Street in Slaton. The Slaton Fire Department, Slaton Police Department, State Fire Marshal, State Medical Examiner, and the ATF were all at the scene, assisting with the investigation.

The State Medical Examiner said it was too early to determine the exact cause of death, or whether foul play was a factor in the fire.

According to the Slaton Fire Chief, he says he can't remember dealing with a fire death in at least 10 years. "It’s unusual for us to have a fire death here in Slaton. We wish we'd kept our streak going a little bit longer," stated Fire Chief, Joe Scott.

Chief Scott added that it is too early to determine the exact cause of the fire. However, judging from the damage to the house, and the remaining hot spots, the blaze started most likely at the front of the house.

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