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Family, friends identify victim killed in early morning Kilgore house fire

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KILGORE, TX (KLTV) -

Kilgore fire crews are investigating an early morning house fire that killed an elderly man.

According to family and friends, Travis Fried, 76, was killed this morning at a residence in the 2000 block of Idylwood Drive in Kilgore.

According to authorities, the fire started inside the home around 4 a.m.

According to officials, the son of  Fried, who lives in a garage apartment, was alerted to the fire. He tried to get his father and mother out of the house. Mrs. Fried was able to escape. Kilgore Fire Department's Assistant Fire Chief said firefighters pulled the man from the house and performed CPR, but were unable to save him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Fried's death will be determined by autopsy. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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