Structure fire near La Vernia proves fatal

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According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, a fire that destroyed a two-story home near La Vernia May 12 also has resulted in one fatality.

Fire crews were dispatched to the home on C.R. 347 near La Vernia at approximately 10:18 p.m. Thursday night, and found the home fully engulfed.

Firefighters with Wilson County District 1 Fire & Rescue and ESD 5 Fire, along with personnel from New Berlin and Bexar County, also responded.

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered one resident of the home was not accounted for, and possibly was still inside.

Once the fire was under control, firefighters entered and located the body of an individual. An autopsy has been requested.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation; the individual’s name has not been released at this time.