1 killed, 2 injured in Oviedo house fire

Man in 60s died on way to hospital, officials say

By Sheli Muniz - Reporter

OVIEDO, Fla. - The State Fire Marshal's Office is looking into the cause of an Oviedo house fire that left one man dead and two others critically injured.

The blaze broke out Sunday evening at 3000 East Street.

Seminole County Public Safety Lt. Paula Thompson said three people were inside the home at the time of the fire. All three were pulled from the fire and transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

One victim, a man in his 60s, died on the way to the hospital, officials said. Two other women were listed in critical condition.

Neighbors said one of the women who lives in the home goes to church every Sunday morning, and just before the fire, neighbors reported the family's power went out.

Most of the damage was centered around the back of the home, which is also where fire officials believe the victims were at the time of the fire.

One neighbor said he tried to help the victims, but there was a deadbolt lock and he was overcome with smoke.

Officials say it could be several days before there is a cause.

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