Man dies following overnight fire in Dallas

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by Jon Sasser

wfaa.com

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 8 at 9:49 AM

 

An elderly man who made it safely out of his apartment following a small overnight fire, mysteriously died shortly after.

It happened on Bryan Street in east Dallas.

Neighbors were able to get the man out of the house safely, but we're told he wandered outside and later died.

Firefighters pulled a burned mattress from his apartment.

It's not known if the victim had been smoking in bed.

We're told the man was a Hurricane Katrina survivor.

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