Elderly Fort Worth Man Dies From Early Morning Fire

Curt Lewis
July 13, 2020 - 5:48 am

    An elderly Fort Worth man has died from the injuries he suffered in a Sunday morning house fire.

    Arson investigators are still studying the charred rubble of a multi-family structure on Knox Street near 287 and Wilbarger in southeast Fort Worth.

    Sammie Lee Brown was rushed to JPS where he was pronounced dead at the age of 73. 

    Firefighters found him trapped in the back of the house and he may have been in there about ten minutes by the time he was found.

    Commanders say the original single-family home had been modified to accommodate as many as seven families.

    The inside was a maze of extra walls and doors that deeply complicated the search-and-rescue in the early morning darkness.