HOUSTON — Paramedics took two people to the hospital after a home caught fire in The Heights overnight.

The Houston Fire Department later confirmed one of the patients was later pronounced dead.

The fire was reported at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block of Walton at Jewett.

Firefighters arrived and found smoke coming from the home with reports of people trapped inside. Firefighters forced entry into the home and found a couch on fire in a back hallway. They also found an adult male and adult female unconscious.

Paramedics performed CPR on the man and woman while loading them into an ambulance. Both were listed in serious condition at Memorial Hermann, but the man later died, the fire department stated in a press release.

As of 9 a.m. the woman was critical condition in the hospital.

A third resident was able to escape unharmed via a window, firefighters said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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