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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A man in his 80's is dead after a fire in his home took his life late Tuesday night.
The fire took place near Starr Pass west of I-10.
It started in the garage, and the man and his daughter tried to put it out.
When the fire grew too much, the daughter ran outside and called 911. Her father continued to try and fight it, but it eventually took his life.
"The most important thing to remember is, if there is a fire in your home, get out and stay outside, call 911 immediately," said Captain Trish Tracy from the Tucson Fire Department.
Neighbors say the man had lived there for over 20 years and recently lost his wife.