FORTWORTH Fire crews are investigating a deadly fire after a woman's body was found inside a burning home in Fort Worth.
The fire started just before 4 a.m. Thursday at a home on the 1400 block of E. Cannon Str. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy flames coming from the front of the home.
Family members told firefighters that a woman living in the home was missing. As fire crews knocked down the flames, they located a woman's body inside the home. Family members identified her as 51-year-old Andrea Harris.
'Everybody knew her in this neighborhood,' said Sandra Harris of her sister. 'Nobody had a bad thing to say about her.'
Firefighters told News 8 she was asleep and using several space heaters when the fire broke out. According to firefighters, it took an hour and a half to location Harris.
'An older structure like this can tend to have a heavier fire load,' said spokesman Tim Hardeman.
Firefighters said the home had metal bars covering the windows, which made it difficult for the crew to battle the flames. Investigators are looking into whether the smoke alarms inside the home were operational.
Thursday morning, crews went door to door in the neighborhood and installed working smoke alarms in homes without them.
Battalion Chief K.T. Freeman said they put in batteries or smoke detectors in about 60 homes in the neighborhood.