Investigators are trying to find the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a 76-year-old Palestine man on Tuesday night.

Charles Richard Conklin's body was recovered in the center of the house, in the 5000 block of Farm-to-Market Road 320.

The emergency call came in around 8:20 p.m., according to Anderson County authorities.

An autopsy has been ordered. Firefighters from Montalba, Tennessee Colony, Westside and Tucker volunteer fire department responded to the blaze.

The Texas Fire Marshal is also investigating the cause of the fatal fire.


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