PALM BAY, Fla. – A body was found inside a Palm Bay home after fire ripped through at least one room, investigators said.
The fatal fire started around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at 1443 Higbee Street SE in Palm Bay.
According to Palm Bay officials, a person returned home and found smoke and flames coming from a bedroom. That person and another roommate got out of the home and called 911, authorities said.
Firefighters extinguished the flames and found a person dead in the bedroom, officials said.
“At this time, it does not appear foul play is involved and the cause and origin of the fire is being determined,” a city news release said.
The state fire marshal and Palm Bay investigators will investigate the cause of the blaze.
Authorities later identified the victim as Curtis Allen, 56. He lived at the home.
#BreakingOvernight A Palm Bay house fire turned into a death investigation.— Treasure Roberts (@News6Treasure) March 4, 2021
After putting out a fire at this home crews found a dead body inside.
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