1 dead, family displaced after house fire in DeLand

The DeLand Fire Department said one person died in a residential fire late Saturday night.


The fire department said crews were called to a single-story home around 10:36 p.m. One person was outside the house when firefighters arrived.

Upon arrival at the home, the crews said they were met with heavy smoke.

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The fire department said one person was pulled from the home, and firefighters and medics began life-saving procedures.

Volusia County EMS said they took the person to a local hospital, where they passed away.

Firefighters also provided oxygen to a dog who was rescued from the fire.

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The Red Cross has contacted to assist the family that was displaced.

Fire officials said the fire originated in the kitchen and appeared to be accidental.

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