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One dead after St. Petersburg home catches fire

Firefighters found the occupant lying on the ground inside and tried to revive them, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.
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Published Feb. 13
Updated Feb. 13

ST. PETERSBURG — One person died Saturday after being pulled out of a burning home by firefighters, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.

The incident took place about 6:50 a.m. at 3126 Sixth Ave. S. Firefighters were dispatched to a fire there.

When they arrived, they reported seeing smoke coming from the house. Firefighters started combatting the flames while another fire crew entered the home to search for anyone inside.

Firefighters found someone lying on the floor. They took that person outside and tried to revive them, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. Then the person was to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire appears was undetermined, but appears to have been accidental, according to the initial investigation.

The person who died was the only occupant of the home. There was also a family pet who died in the fire. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue did not release the name of the occupant. No other information about the fire was released.