WACO (August 29, 2014) Shane Horrell, 26, died early Friday at a local hospital after neighbors pulled him from a burning riverside apartment in Waco.
The residents who reported the fire found Horrell lying on the floor at the front door of the apartment in which the blaze started, Waco Assistant Fire Chief D.C. Yeager said.
They were able to drag him out of the apartment to the landing.
Firefighters and paramedics performed CPR on Horrell at the scene and then took him to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at around 6:30 a.m., almost an hour after the fire was reported at the Brazos Park Apartments complex in the 1800 block of North Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Horrell’s dog also died.
The fire was reported at around 5:40 a.m. Friday.
The first crews on the scene reported smoke and flames coming from the third floor apartment.
Residents of apartments on both sides of the unit were evacuated for fear of carbon monoxide, but no one else was hurt.
A fire marshal was at the scene to try to determine the cause of the blaze, Yeager said.