Midland Man Killed in House Fire

MIDLAND - A Midland man is dead after an early morning fire on the city's west side.

44-year-old Rubiel Mendoza was killed in the fire at a home on Travis, just west of Midkiff.

By the time firefighters arrived at the home, just after 2:00 a.m., the home was filled with flames. Another man inside at the time was able to get out through a bedroom window.

Fire crews were on the scene for nearly three hours. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

Mendoza's body has been sent for an autopsy. The cause of the fire is under investigation.