Friday, June 22, 2018
Public safety

Tampa-area man dies after house fire

A man died from injuries he suffered Friday in a fire at his Progress Village house, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue were called to 8328 Endive Ave. just before 1 p.m. Friday and found smoke and flames coming from the front of the home, fire rescue said. Crews contained and extinguished the fire. A neighbor helped the resident Joseph Saunders, 84, out of the home before firefighters arrived. Saunders died upon arrival at a hospital, the Sheriff's Office said.

The neighbor who helped Saunders from his home was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries, Fire Rescue said. The cause of the fire was being investigated Friday.

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