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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 fromhis apartment.

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

We're told themanwas a Hurricane Katrina survivor.

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