Abilene FD releases ID of man found dead in house after fire on Peach St.


One person was killed during a fatal fire on the 1600 block of Peach Street in Abilene.

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — The Abilene Fire Department (AFD) has identified the man who was found dead after a fire on Peach Street earlier this month.

AFD says the man has been identified as 30-year-old Chicarus Vickers, of Abilene.

Vickers’s remains were sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner after the fire, which occurred on May 6 in the 1200 block of Peach Street.

AFD says fire and police investigators are working through evidence collected from the fire, but that neither his cause of death nor the cause of the fire are currently being released.

They say information from fire and police investigators will be released “as the evidence is substantiated.”

The full news release from AFD reads as follows:

Late today, May 14, 2021 the Abilene Fire and Police Departments were notified the fire victim from the May 6, 2021 fire at 1617 Peach Street has been positively identified. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner has concluded, the remains located within the structure were that of Chicarus Vickers, 30 of Abilene.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Vickers.

Fire and Police Investigators continue to work through evidence collected from the fire. Mr. Vickers’ cause of death and the cause of fire will not be released at this time.

Both agencies will release information as the evidence is substantiated

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