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Plano house fire kills man, 87, on Christmas Eve

Published On: Dec 25 2012 05:20:39 PM CST
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PLANO, Texas (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 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 said 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.