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An Ellis County man is dead after a house fire Saturday afternoon

Published: Aug. 25, 2019 at 1:55 PM CDT
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A man is dead after a fatal house fire in Ellis.

The Hays Sheriff's office said crews were called to the 300 block of Monroe st. a little after 3:00 p.m.

When crews arrived, they saw smoke coming out of one of the windows of the house.

Officials said crews were able to get the fire under control within 30 to 45 minutes.

The renter of the home was not in the area at the time of the fire.

Firefighters found a man inside of the home, and was pronounced dead on scene. Officials say there were no other injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.