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A man dies in house fire caused by thrown away fireworks

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Bowie County Authorities are investigating a deadly fire that happened early Friday morning.

The fire broke out just before midnight in the 100 block of Douglas Street in the Liberty Eylau community.  

Officials believe the fire started when, popped fireworks were discarded in a trash and left on the porch.

Liberty Eylau Volunteer Fire Chief David Wesselholf says it took more than three hours before the fire was brought under control.

Three people were in the house at the time.

Steven Lawrence, 61, died at the scene.
    
His wife, Katherine and their son Trace Lewis, who's in his 30's, were able to escape the fire.

Katherine was treated at a local hospital for minor burns.

Chief Wesselholf says they responded to eight blazes involving fireworks on July 4th.

He says one fire was a vacant home, and the others were grass fires.

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