Lubbock Fire Rescue released preliminary findings from the investigation into a house fire on March 20. The body of 34-year-old Steven Salazar was found inside the home at 8617 Jordan Dr.
Lubbock Fire Rescue has issued the following statement:
Preliminary investigation on the fire located at 8617 Jordan Drive the morning of Thursday March 20, 2014 indicates that this fire was intentionally set. The investigation is ongoing and does not exclude an intentional act performed by the decedent.
The Cause and Manner of Death are still pending and being actively investigated by the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Lubbock Fire Marshal’s Office has had close communications with the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office regarding this incident. No further information is available at this time.