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Man found dead after flames consume Spring Hill home

A man was found dead inside a home at 6444 Barclay Ave. in Spring Hill that was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night, say fire officials. [Hernando County Fire Rescue]
A man was found dead inside a home at 6444 Barclay Ave. in Spring Hill that was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night, say fire officials. [Hernando County Fire Rescue]
Published May 1, 2019

SPRING HILL — A man was found dead in a house destroyed by fire on Tuesday night, according to Hernando County Fire Rescue.

The blaze took place 6444 Barclay Ave. at about 11:44 p.m. Bystanders called and reported flames coming out of the roof of the single-story home, the agency said. The bystanders believed someone might be inside but no one answered when they knocked on the door.

When fire crews arrived a few minutes later, the residence was fully engulfed by fire. Part of the roof collapsed before firefighters started their work.

When the fire was out, firefighters found a man dead inside. The agency did not release the identity of the man or any other details about the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Contact Justin Trombly at jtrombly@tampabay.com. Follow @JustinTrombly.