Man dies in overnight house fire in Mansfield

Just after 2:30am this morning, Mansfield firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1700 block of Country Crest Lane. Upon arrival, they located heavy fire and smoke conditions showing from a house.

During a rapid search of the house, crews located and removed one adult male victim. The patient, identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as a 43-year-old man, was transported to Methodist Mansfield Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The fire quickly escalated to 2-alarms with units from Kennedale and Arlington Fire Departments assisting. Units were able to extinguish the fire and did not locate any other victims. In all, 13 units responded with a total of 33 firefighters. There were no injuries to firefighters.

The fire remains under investigation. This is the first fire fatality in Mansfield in over a decade.