Structure fire claims the life of San Benito man

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SAN BENITO, Texas – San Benito Fire and Police Departments responded to a structure fire on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 168 South Dick Dowling Street at 10:07 a.m.

Upon arrival, personnel entered the smoke-filled residence and found 51-year-old Javier De La Fuente laying on the floor and non-responsive. He was removed from the residence in order for the fire department to extinguish the flames.

He was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace David Garza who ordered an autopsy in order to determine the cause of death. The investigation is active, pending the results of the autopsy.

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