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iconic village fire victims

Dru Estes, 20, Belinda Moats, 21, Haley Michelle Frizzell, 19, David Angel Ortiz, 21, and James Phillip Miranda, 23

Remembering Those We Lost

Iconic Village Fire: One Year Later
Sunday, July 21, 2019

In the early morning hours of Friday, July 20, 2018, a large fire broke out at the Iconic Village apartments.

The blaze, which was later determined to be set intentionally, killed five — Haley Frizzell, 19, Dru Estes, 20, David Angel Ortiz, 21, Belinda Moats, 21, Dru Estes, 20, and James Phillip Miranda, 23 — while injuring seven others and displacing approximately 200 residents.

Saturday marked one year since the deadliest fire in San Marcos history.

Authorities are still searching for the person(s) responsible for setting the inferno. Anyone with any information is asked to call 888-ATF-TIPS (283-8477). The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward up to $10,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, involved in the crime.

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