Man Found Dead After Burning Food on Stove

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    Fort Worth arson and bomb investigators said a man was found unresponsive after firefighters responded to a small apartment fire likely causes by burning food on the stove. (Published Friday, Jan 3, 2014)

    Fort Worth arson and bomb investigators said a man was found dead after firefighters responded to a small apartment fire.

    In a press release, fire investigators "determined the cause of the fire at 6500 Normandy to be accidental, most likely caused by food on the stove."

    Firefighters received a call about the fire just after 11 p.m. on Thursday and arrived on scene to see smoke coming from a first-floor apartment.

    When firefighters entered the apartment, they found an unresponsive man. The man was removed from the apartment and given CPR. The victim was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

    The cause of death for the individual was not confirmed by fire crews and not yet released by the Tarrant County medical examiner.

    Fire crews mentioned in a press release that it was unknown if there was a working smoke detector in the man's residence.