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7/21/06-Jacksonville

East Texan Dies In Overnight House Fire

An overnight house fire leaves one East Texas man dead in Jacksonville.  It happened around 2 am this morning in the 900 block of Florence Street, that's right off highway 175.

When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed.  An elderly man was trapped inside the home at the time.  The name of the man killed has not been released.

We do know that no one else was in the home at the time of the fire.  Authorites are looking at smoking as a possibility behind the cause of the fire.

An autopsy has been ordered on the body.

Posted by Chris James. cjames@kltv.com

 

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