The identity of an elderly woman that was killed in a house fire in Hockley County has been revealed.
Volunteer firefighters from Wolfforth, Carlisle and Shallowater initially responded to the fire at around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14th. KAMC News reports that the fire took place in the 6700 block of Fox Road.
75-year-old Edith Ostrander was found dead inside the home. It's said that she died as a result of asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation, but the final autopsy results are still pending.
Authorities with the Hockley County Sheriff's Office say that "no criminal offenses are believed to have occurred." While the exact cause of the fire has yet to be determined, officials think there may have been electrical issues in the home.
Hockley County Sheriff Ray Scifres said in a social media post:
We offer our prayers and condolences for the Ostrander family, as well as her friends and loved ones.