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Teen dies in fire, father suffers burns to 50% of his body while trying to save son

Officials said a teen was found dead in an early-morning fire. Three other people were hurt in the fire, including a firefighter.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A teenager is dead and several other people, including a firefighter, were hurt after a trailer home caught fire early Sunday morning.

The fire started just after 3 a.m. at the trailer home on Cutten Road near Willowbrook Mall. When crews arrived, they found one trailer fully engulfed in flames.

Officials said a family of six lived inside the trailer. Three of the family members were able to escape uninjured. Two people were burned trying to rescue the teenager who sadly died in the fire.

According to the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office, a firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.

Family members identified the teen as 17-year-old Franklin Moncada, a student at Cypress Creek High School. His father tried desperately to save him but was unsuccessful. He ended up with burns to half of his body.

Another trailer in the area suffered heat damage from the fire, according to officials. 

An investigation into what caused the fire is underway.

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