78-year-old man killed in Kissimmee house fire

Fire reported on Lily Pad Lane

One person was killed in a Kissimmee fire in a residential neighborhood Friday, according to city officials.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A 78-year-old man was killed in a Kissimmee fire in a residential neighborhood Friday, according to city officials.

A spokesperson with the city of Kissimmee said the police department responded to a structure fire on Lily Pad Lane, by the Florida Turnpike and Fortune Road, around 12:27 p.m.

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The city said the Kissimmee Fire Department, Osceola County Fire Rescue and State Fire Marshal also responded.

The man killed in the fire was later identified as Miguel Reynoso, Kissimmee fire officials said in an update on July 5.

Hector Acosta, whose daughter lives next door to the house that caught fire, rushed over to help her save her dogs and recalls a lot of fire engines filing in.

“There was a lot of smoke, and the flames were coming out from the roof,” Acosta said. “One of the skylights was busted. It’s a very small price to pay, otherwise the house would have been on fire.”

One person was killed in a Kissimmee fire in a residential neighborhood Friday, according to city officials.

Acosta said aside from a broken window, his daughter’s house sustained no damage.

No other details have been released.

The police department and the State Fire Marshal is investigating.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.


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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.