1 Dead After Fire Rips Through Plano Home

A total of 49 firefighters responded to the 911 call, officials say

One person is dead following a fire inside a home in Plano Monday night, authorities say.[[506031681,R]]

Firefighters were called shortly after 10:20 p.m. to a home along the 3900 block of Gettysburg Circle, which is just east of Coit Road.

People who called 911 reported hearing multiple explosions coming from inside of the home, according to Officer David Tilley of the Plano Police Department.

Upon arrival at the scene, Plano firefighters reported that neighbors alerted them that there might be someone trapped inside of the home, according to a spokesperson with Plano Fire-Rescue.

Firefighters from the first truck to arrive went into "rescue mode," while a second truck was called to help control the growing flames, according to the spokesperson. Officials said it took about 25 minutes and a total of 49 firefighters to get the fire under control.

A man’s body was found in the backyard of the home, according to Tilley, and the man had suffered from burns on his body.

The homeowner lived alone in the home, according to police, and appeared to require the use of oxygen tanks. The tanks were likely the source of the explosions that neighbors reported hearing.

No further information was immediately available.

Check back for updates on this developing story. As details unfold, elements of this story may change.

NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.

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