- Associated Press - Thursday, June 29, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An elderly man is dead after being badly burned in a Florida house fire.

The Florida Times-Union reports that firefighters from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to the home Tuesday morning and found the 79-year-old man unconscious inside.

Officials say the man was hospitalized with severe burns and smoke inhalation. His death was announced Wednesday.

A dog was also killed by the blaze, and three other residents have been displaced.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office says fire appears to have started in the kitchen. There were no immediate signs of suspicious activity.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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