1 dead after fire at Lakeland home

Polk County
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One person is dead after a fire that destroyed a home in North Lakeland Friday night.

Polk County Fire Rescue crews were called to the house fire on Rockridge Road just after 7 p.m. 

When they got to the scene, firefighters found heavy smoke and flames engulfing a single-story wood-framed home sitting several hundred yards off the main road.

Polk fire crews called the Auburndale Fire Department to help with water supply due to the size of the fire and how far it was from an accessible water source.

Authorities later confirmed one person was found dead in the home. That person has not been identified.

Fire officials say the house is a complete loss. They are now trying to figure out what caused the fire.

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