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One dead in ‘intense’ southeast Fort Worth house fire, authorities say

One person died in a house fire in southeast Fort Worth on Saturday, authorities said.
One person died in a house fire in southeast Fort Worth on Saturday, authorities said.

A person has died and another has been seriously injured in a house fire a MedStar spokesman described as “intense.”

The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Shropshire Street in southeast Fort Worth, authorities said.

People were trapped inside the house, a Fort Worth police spokesman said.

Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl said the surviving victim was transported to a local hospital with burns.

One firefighter was injured to his leg while inside the house, fighting the fire. The firefighter was transported to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, he said.

The victims have not been identified.

“The fire was pretty intense, so it could have been either smoke (inhalation) or burns” that killed one victim, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.

Police, arson investigators and the Tarrant County medical examiner are investigating the cause of the fire, the identity of the victim and the cause of death of the victim, Drivdahl said.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

An unnamed Parker County sheriff's deputy was among several who helped firefighters and neighbors rescue a family from a burning house in Springtown early Thursday morning. Eight people were transported to area hospitals.

Stephen English covers breaking news for the Star-Telegram. He attended Texas Wesleyan University and has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 30 years.
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