Belton, Tx (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The woman who died in a house fire in Belton on Tuesday has been identified.
The victim has been identified as 79-year-old Wanda Phillips Wright, according to the Belton Fire Department. An autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Larry Wilkey.
The City of Belton says the cause of the fire is still under investigation. No obvious signs of foul play are present.
Firefighters were originally called to a reported house fire in the 500 block of East Avenue Q at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday. The first units on the scene reported seeing flames coming from the back corner of the house and from the roof. One other person in the home managed to escape.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, with firefighters saying it appeared to have started in the dining room or kitchen. It is believed the fire was accidental.
Fire units remained on the scene until shortly after 6 a.m.