- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PARIS, Texas (AP) - One person is dead after flames broke out at a trailer sales lot in northeast Texas.

The fire broke out shortly before midday Wednesday inside the PJ Trailers building in Paris, about 90 miles northeast of Dallas.

Fire Chief Larry Wright told The Paris News (https://bit.ly/1uQ8gRo) that a cutting torch is believed to have caused a flash explosion, igniting flames that took area firefighters more than two hours to control.

Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass told the newspaper that no other injuries were reported at the fire, and the identity of the person killed was being withheld until relatives could be notified.

The state and Paris fire marshals are investigating and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been contacted.

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Information from: The Paris News, https://www.theparisnews.com/nf/omf.sni/parisdaily/aboutparis.html

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