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Deadly fire reported at group home in southwest Houston

Six other people made it out safely.
Credit: KHOU 11
Gladwell fatal fire on Aug. 11, 2020

HOUSTON — A man in his 60s died when a group home caught fire early Tuesday in southwest Houston, firefighters said.

The fire was reported shortly after 5 a.m. on Gladwell near High Star, not far from Beltway 8 and the Westpark Tollway.

Firefighters said the group home serves people with disabilities. Seven people were inside at the time, but one person did not make it out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Houston Fire Department said the surviving residents were relocated to another home. Some family members also came and took their loved ones away.

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