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KINGWOOD, Texas A Houston firefighter collapsed and died Wednesday afternoon while battling a 2-alarm house fire in Kingwood.

Daniel Groover, 47, was rushed to the hospital after collapsing in the backyard of the burning home. Doctors at Kingwood Medical Center were unable to save him.

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. in the 1400 block of Mistletoe near Redbud.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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