Man killed in fire at home without working smoke detector

Published: Jul. 24, 2017 at 7:15 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

July 24, 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man died in a fire at a home that apparently didn't have a working smoke detector.

Escambia County Fire Rescue officials say flames were coming from the back of the house when firefighters arrived at the home early Sunday. The body of a man was found inside.

The Pensacola News Journal reports the home is a total loss and five adults and one child are now displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting.

The Florida State Fire Marshal and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office are conducting a death investigation.