Plano House Fire Kills Man on Christmas Eve

By: AP
By: AP

An 87-year-old man is dead after a Christmas tree went up in flames and fire swept through a suburban Dallas home on Christmas Eve.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries.

The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/10dclTa) reports four others who were in the Plano home when the fire erupted escaped unharmed.

Firefighters were called to the home at about 7 p.m. on Monday. Plano Fire Capt. Peggy Harrell says firefighters pulled the 87-year-old man from the home as it filled with fire and smoke.

A department spokeswoman says the victim was in town to spend Christmas with his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. His identity has not been released.

A firefighter who tried to rescue the man suffered burns that are not considered life-threatening.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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