Structure fire in Cochise County leaves one dead | News
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a travel trailer on fire, early Thursday evening. CCSO arrived at the 2800 block of North Golden Rule Road to find that a travel trailer parked on the property had burned down to its frame. CCSO deputies also noticed a barrel outside the burned structure marked as a toxic substance.
CCSO called in the Arizona Department of Public Safety to check the scene for signs of any toxic substances that could have posed a threat to first responders and investigators. According to DPS there was no evidence of toxic materials at the scene.
According to CCSO officials a woman at the property advised them she could not find her 25-year-old son, who had been staying in the trailer. Deputies later confirmed that they had located the body of the 25-year-old identified as Andrew Christian, inside the burned out structure.
The body was then taken to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials at the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office are continuing the investigation.
Chief Deputy Rod Rothrock in a recent news release, had this to say about this latest tragedy in Cochise County.
“In recent times we have seen several tragedies occur and this seems to be yet another one, albeit of an accidental nature. As always our thoughts and prayers are with those directly affected including the family and friends of Andrew Christian.”