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The Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department received information Saturday that people were at Texas Boulevard and State Line allegedly collecting money for the family who lost a child in a recent house fire.

The people collecting money said they were doing it at the request of the TTFD.

TTFD warns residents they have not asked anyone to solicit money for the people affected by the fire.

"Please be cautious of donating money. Unfortunately, there are always those trying to take advantage of terrible situations," said a post on the department's Facebook page.

TTFD firefighters responded to a house fire in the 3000 block of Meadows Drive on June 5. A 22-month-old child died in the fire. Fire investigator have determined a bad plug on a fan caused the fire.

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