PCFR: Person, dog found dead by firefighters

Cause of fire under investigation, officials say

(Photo courtesy of PCSO)

BARTOW, Fla. – One person and a dog were found dead after a house fire Sunday morning, according to Polk County Fire Rescue.

Polk County Fire Rescue and Auburndale Fire said crews were dispatched to the 1200 block of Taylor Street in Auburndale just after 11 a.m.

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Officials said they were told that one person may have been inside the house, but crews were forced to battle the fire from outside before entering because of heavy fire conditions.

Once it was safe, firefighters entered the home and found one person and a dog dead, PCFR said.

The Bureau of Fire and Investigations is investigating the cause of the fire. The Polk County Sheriff's Office is conducting the death investigation.

No other details were available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this story.

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