Man, Child Die in Texas Apartment Building Fire

PASADENA, Texas --

Two people died in a fire at a fourplex apartment building in Pasadena on Thursday.

Firefighters were called to the complex in the 800 block of Texas Avenue shortly before 3 p.m.

A man escaped the flames but went back inside to save a child, according to the fire marshal. Both died at the scene. Their bodies were found in a bathroom, firefighters said.

The victims' names were not released.

The blaze was put out quickly and contained to one building.

"There was fire galore. I mean, it was bad," neighbor Josie Perez said. "It was very bad. It was very bad."

The cause is not yet known.

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