One dead in fire at Dallas residence

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Posted on May 4, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Updated Sunday, May 4 at 2:21 PM

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Overnight fires in Dallas and Arlington left one person dead and another injured.

Authorities are trying to identify a man who died in a Dallas house fire that broke out late Saturday night in the 1500 block of North Clinton Avenue, just north of Interstate 30 in West Dallas.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames coming from the one-story house.

After getting the fire under control, they found the body of an unidentified man inside. The cause remains under investigation.

In Arlington, just north of AT&T Stadium, a man was found inside a unit at the Enclave Apartments in the 1200 block of Enclave Circle early Sunday morning.

Investigators said it appeared to be a flash fire that started in the living room of the ground floor unit that burned itself out, leaving little exterior evidence.

A man was found in a bathbub of the one-bedroom apartment.

Andre Glenn, who lives above the victim's apartment, said he was shocked to see his neighbor being dragged out of his unit.

"I just saw the smoke and I saw people from the fire truck carry the guy out," Glenn said. "They took him away a few moments later in an ambulance."

Paramedics administered CPR and initially took the victim to Arlington Memorial Hospital. After being stabilized, the patient was moved to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. No name or condition was provided.

Fire dispatchers initially old News 8 that the victim had died.

The cause of the Arlington fire remained under investigation. Neighbors told news 8 the apartment complex has working smoke detectors.

WFAA's Shon Gables in Arlington contributed to this report.

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