One dead, one critically hurt in overnight house fire

Published: Feb. 26, 2020 at 10:37 AM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

February 26, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A man has died, and a woman is in the hospital in critical condition after an early Wednesday house fire in Leon County.

First responders were called to the fire on Tower Wood Trail at approximately 12:58 A.M.

The Leon County sheriff's office says a deputy pulled a woman from inside and began life saving measures. The woman was rushed to the hospital and was in critical condition at last report.

Firefighters arriving on scene found a man inside the home as well.

He died at the hospital. Authorities are not releasing his name at this time, pending notification of family.

Multiple crews worked to put out the fire. Some agencies remained on scene for several hours to ensure the fire was completely extinguished.

The home is considered a total loss, with an estimated $130,000 in damages. The cause is currently under investigation by TFD and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.