Man dies after fire near Ormond Beach, deputies say

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A 50-year-old man died on Sunday after a shed caught fire at a home near Ormond Beach, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was living in the shed located at 136 Seville Street, deputies said.

The fire was reported around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, with firefighters from Volusia County, Ormond Beach and Holly Hill extinguishing the flames.

Calls to 911 reported flames from the back of a home.

“It looks like it’s a shed and there’s people inside,” one caller said to dispatch.

He’s overheard shouting “get out of the house!” to others in the area as the 911 operator asks him questions. “They’re screaming to get somebody out,” he tells dispatch.

[LISTEN: 911 caller reports deadly shed fire near Ormond Beach]

Another man who lives on the property said he heard a loud noise and when he went to investigate he saw dark smoke and the victim lying unresponsive just outside the shed, records show.

“There’s one deceased,” the caller tells 911. “Couldn’t get ‘em out.”

The witness pulled the victim away from the fire and extinguished the flames that were on his body, according to the incident report.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is underway, but the fire appears to have been an accident, according to deputies.