Brenham Man Dies in House Fire

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A fire at a Brenham duplex has left one resident dead in what is believed to be an accident.

Authorities in Brenham say an early afternoon fire at a government housing complex claimed the life of 82-year-old Albert House Sr.

He was apparently using the stove for heat in his unit of a duplex on Gay Hill Street when a fire in the kitchen started around 12:10 p.m.

Fire crews were reportedly on scene fairly quickly, but not in time to save House's life. He was home alone at the time, and no other portions of his home or the adjoining unit suffered serious damage.

An autopsy has been ordered and an investigation continues.