State agencies have begun their investigation into a deadly fire Sunday evening at a restaurant north of Giddings.
Authorities responded to reports of a fire at the Loebau Wagon Stop at around 6:30 p.m. According to officials, the 911 caller said the owner, Ed Pampell, had gone into the burning structure and never came back out.
Pampell’s body was found after the Giddings Volunteer Fire Department put out the fire.
According to reports, the building that caught fire was an outbuilding used for cooking.
The fire is now under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.