TEXARKANA, Texas — Officials have identified a woman who died following a house fire in Texarkana.
According go the Texarkana Texas Police Department (TTPD), the fire broke out in the 100 block of Jerome St., Thursday, Feb. 2, around 5:20 p.m.
The woman pulled from the home was identified as Karen Stepp, 69, of Texarkana, Texas.
"An autopsy performed late last week revealed that Stepp died of natural causes prior to the fire that heavily damaged her house," the TTFD said. "She is reported to have suffered from several serious long-term health issues."
Officials determined the fire was the result of electrical issues in the victim’s bedroom at the back of the house.