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Officials Rule Out Arson as Cause of Deadly House Fire in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - New details on a deadly house fire in Midland, fire investigators have ruled out arson.

44 year-old Rubiel Mendoza was killed in the blaze at a home on Travis Street early Monday morning.

The home was already filled with flames, when fire crews arrived.

Investigators tell NewsWest 9, there are several old appliances that could have started the fire, but they may never pinpoint the exact cause.

Mendoza's body has been sent for an autopsy.

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