Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

Tucumcari fire claims two in house fire

TUCUMCARI (KSMX)- A house fire Friday claimed the lives of a Tucumcari couple.

Richard and Urioste Sr., 75, and Ann Urioste, 74, died in a blaze that took their home at 1910 S. Rock Island St. on Friday afternoon.

According to the Quay County Sun News, Quay County Sheriff Russell Shafer on Friday afternoon confirmed at least one fatality before New Mexico State Police took over the investigation. State police had not commented as of Saturday

The couples son said investigators told him a cigarette near an oxygen cylinder caused the fire ruling out foul play.

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