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Man killed in Hernando County house fire

Hernando County
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A man was found dead inside a burning home in Spring Hill late Tuesday night, according to Hernando County Fire Rescue. 

Deputies responded to a call Tuesday night of a fully involved house fire just before 11:45 p.m. at 6444 Barclay Avenue after receiving calls of flames coming from the roof from people in the area.

When fire rescue arrived witnesses told fire crews a person there could possibly be someone in the house. Fire rescue crews attempted to call for the person by knocking on the door but received no response, the report stated. 

While trying to contain the fire a portion of the roof collapsed, officials said. Once crews were able to extinguish the fire crews did locate a male victim inside the structure. Information on the victim is being withheld until notification of next of kin is confirmed.

The Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations has been called to investigate the fire. No information on the cause is available at this time.

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