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Man dies after house fire

Published: Mar. 3, 2015 at 3:09 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2015 at 10:02 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - One man is dead after suffering second and third-degree burns after a house fire Sunday morning.

The Memphis Fire Department responded to the scene early Sunday morning in the 1300 block of Lambert Street.

It took officers about 15 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Investigators then found an elderly man in the bedroom. He was badly burned and taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Fire investigators determined that the cause of the fire was careless use of smoking materials in the bedroom.

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