Fire in Dunedin kills man, dog - WFLA News Channel 8

Fire in Dunedin kills man, dog

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DUNEDIN, FL (WFLA) -

Firefighters discovered a man and his dog dead in their Dunedin apartment Monday morning.

A neighbor called 911 at 5:39 a.m. to report smoke at the Scottish Towers II complex on North Paula Drive.

The first crew arrived 6 minutes later to find smoke coming from a second story unit. They found the victim and his dog already dead on the floor as soon as they went inside.

Crews were able to contain the fire to a single unit. Two adjacent units were evacuated as a precaution. The victim's name has not been released.

Dunedin Fire Chief Jeff Parks says the fire appears accidental, not suspicious. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and State Fire Marshal are now investigating.

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