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McAllen house fire leaves one man dead

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Fire officials say a McAllen man died in a house fire this past weekend.

Leo Vincent Thillipi was alone at his home on West Fern Avenue when a fire suddenly broke out Sunday morning, according to Fire Chief Rafael Balderas.

When neighbors evacuated their homes, they noticed Thillipi was unaccounted for. Firefighters proceeded to break down his door in attempts to rescue him.

Thillipi was transported to the hospital, but died Monday morning to due inhalation from the fire, according to Balderas.

Balderas says the home was not a total loss. 

Currently, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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