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Man Found Dead After Fire Took His Own Life

Man Found Dead After Fire Took His Own Life

St. Petersburg, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-That man found dead inside a house at 8074 23rd Avenue, North, after a fire there, apparently took his own life.

Firefighters say the fire started in the garage and the smoke and flames moved into a portion of the house.  They say the fire was confined to the interior of the house and garage.

When the crew got inside the house they found an unresponsive man.  There was a lot of debris in the house, so they had trouble getting the man out. 

Detectives now say the man set the fire and then shot himself.  They say the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The man's name has not yet been released.

 

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