Former State Sen. Frank Madla and his mother-in-law died this morning in a house fire.
A man who was killed in a fire that struck a South Side home early Friday morning was confirmed to be former state Sen. Frank Madla, according to Harold Oliver, who was a senior aide in Madla’s Senate staff from 1994-2004.
Madla’s mother-in-law Mary Cruz died later at Brooke Army Medical Center, officials at BAMC said.
Two other occupants of the house, Madla’s wife, Helen, and the Madlas’ granddaughter, Aleena, were in stable condition Friday morning at University Hospital’s intensive care unit, hospital officials said.
What a terrible tragedy. My prayers and condolences go out to the Madla family. Rest in peace, Sen. Frank Madla.