Southeast Houston trailer fire kills elderly man

An elderly man was killed after a fire erupted at his southeast Houston trailer home.

February 1, 2014 6:08:59 AM PST
Arson detectives are investigating a deadly mobile home fire in southeast Houston. A woman escaped from the burning trailer, but an elderly man did not.

Firefighters found his body near the front door. Family members say the dead man may have been trying to hook up a heater.

"They said it was a little fire and then it spread. They were able to get out and he wasn't because he was in a bad condition. He wasn't able to just run out," family member Laron Douglas said.

Firefighters say the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. They managed to get the fire under control around 11:30pm.

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