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One Killed in Early-Morning Collin County House Fire

One person was killed in an early-morning fire that destroyed a home in Collin County Thursday.[[454690223,R]]

At about 8 a.m., firefighters in Lucas responded to reports of a fire at a single-story home in the 1900 block of Shady Lane.

Video from Texas Sky Ranger captured several fire crews extinguishing hot spots burning inside the house shortly before 9 a.m.

Just after 11 a.m., Collin County Fire Marshal Jason Browning told NBC 5 the cause of the fire was not yet known but that the inspection would begin shortly.

The victim was identified Friday as 78-year-old Donald Ray Smith.

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