Fort Worth House Fire Kills One

One woman jumped from a second story window to escape flames.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012  |  Updated 5:41 PM CDT
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Fort Worth House Fire Kills One

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House fire in East Fort Worth killed one person. Five others survived the fire.

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A house fire in East Fort Worth killed one person. Five others escaped but some of them suffered major injuries.

The fire started just before 5:00 a.m. in the 1300 block of East Magnolia Avenue.

Firefighters found one man dead in the house. 

One woman escaped by jumping from a second story window.  Firefighters rescued another man from the second floor of the home via a ladder. Those victims were not injured.

At 10:45 a.m., emergency crews returned to the house after two other men who escaped the fire returned to the scene after trying to find a hospital on foot. One man was badly burned, the other was not.  The injured man is now being treated at the Burn Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Fort Worth Fire said the house is considered to be a total loss. Damage is estimated at $20,000.

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