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Texas firefighter dies battling apartment blaze


A 49-year-old Houston firefighter has died after collapsing as he started to enter an apartment to respond to a cooking-related fire.

The fire department says Senior Capt. Thomas W. Dillion was pronounced dead Wednesday at West Houston Medical Center Hospital.

The resident of the apartment where the fire started tells a Houston TV station that the fireman
collapsed at his doorstep as he arrived to help with a blaze that started on a stove.

The department says the fire was quickly extinguished. Dillion had been a member of the Houston fire department since June 1989.

The medical examiner's office will determine cause of death.
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