Man found dead in St. Petersburg house fire

Pinellas County
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A man was found dead in a house fire in St. Petersburg on Monday, police say.

St. Petersburg police officers and firefighters were called to the fire on 5th Avenue North near 50th Street North Monday morning. A police spokeswoman said the fire was out by noon.

One man was found dead inside the home. Officers have identified the man as 72-year-old William Connolly. 

At this time, police say the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

The westbound lanes of 5th Avenue North were shut down between 49th Street and 51st Street for the investigation.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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