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JFRD: 1 dead after house fire near Mayport

House fire not suspicious, state fire marshal says

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A person died in a house fire early Monday evening near Mayport, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said. 

Crews responded about 5:45 p.m. Monday to the house fire on Panuco Avenue, south of the intersection of Wonderwood Drive and A1A.

Though firefighters were able to get the flames under control in a span of minutes, a person was found dead in a bedroom, where the fire is believed to have started, a JFRD chief said. The person's name and age were not immediately released. 

No foul play is suspected, the chief said.

The state fire marshal's office told News4Jax on Tuesday that investigators have not uncovered any indications of suspicious activity surrounding the fire.

The investigation continues. 


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Kent Justice co-anchors News4Jax's 5 p.m., 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights and reports on government and politics. He also hosts "This Week in Jacksonville," Channel 4's hot topics and politics public affairs show each Sunday morning at 9 a.m.