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Investigation underway after fatal ‘fire incident’ at Plano home, officials say

Officials said the fire happened at approximately 1:19 p.m. in the back of a home, which is located at 1924 Gardengrove Ct.

PLANO, Texas — A person died after being found on fire at a Plano home Wednesday, officials said.

Officials said a witness saw the fire shortly after 1 p.m. at a home in the 1900 block of Gardengrove Court, near Custer Road and West 15th Street.

The witness used a garden hose to put out the fire. They then found that a person had been on fire while they were sitting on a bench on the porch.

The person died in the fire. Their name has not been released.

While more information about what caused the fire was still unknown Thursday, officials said there was no suspicion of foul play.

Plano police and fire officials are investigating the incident.

According to officials, when the fire was extinguished, firefighters found that an elderly man had caught fire. Cigarettes and coffee were found next to him, as well.

Officials and neighbors said the man had mobility issues.

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