Victim of deadly Central Texas house fire identified

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Authorities Tuesday identified a man who died in an early-morning house fire over the weekend in Waco as Ray Lee Jackson, 81

The fire broke out just after 6 a.m. Sunday at Jackson’s home on Longfellow Street in Waco.

A woman who also lived in the house was able to escape, but Jackson did not get out.

He was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center where he died.

Fire investigators are looking into how and where the fire started, but they believe the man and woman were asleep when it began.