Alice fire investigators are currently working to determine the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of one man Thursday night at 5th Street and North Almond Street.

The victim has been identified by authorities as 77-year-old John Tiemann.

According to investigators, the house was fully engulfed in heavy flames and smoke, which made it difficult for firefighters to perform a precise search of the home. When the house was safe to conduct a search, they found Tiemann's body.

The fire is currently under investigation.

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