1 dead in early morning apartment fire in St. Augustine Shores

1 dies in apartment fire on Prestwick Place.
1 dies in apartment fire on Prestwick Place. (WJXT)

ST. AUGUSTINE SHORES, Fla. – The state fire marshal and St. Johns County fire investigators are investigating an apartment fire in which a person died Wednesday morning.

The fire started before 7 a.m. in a complex on Prestwick Place in St. Augustine Shores, according to St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

Crews fought the fire and found the victim’s body during a primary search of the building. No firefighters were injured.

Investigators haven’t released a cause of the fire or the victim’s name. Firefighters did say they were able to quickly extinguish the fire once on the scene.

The fire was contained to one unit at the apartment.

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