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1 dead in Tampa house fire

Posted: 6:01 AM, Nov 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-26 10:23:52-05
deadly Tampa house fire Paxton Ave

TAMPA, Fla. — The cause of overnight house fire in Tampa that killed one man is under investigation, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 3200 block of W. Paxton Avenue at 12:20 a.m.

When crews got to the home, they say heavy flames were coming out of the east side of the building.

Inside the home firefighters found an adult man in his 60s dead. His identity has not been released at this time, pending next-of-kit notification.

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The fire was under control by 1:30 a.m., the department says.

The fire department says the Arson Task Force determined the cause of the fire to be an electrical malfunction.

The task force is made up of representatives from the Tampa Fire Marshal's Office, Tampa Police Department, ATF, State Fire Marshal's Office and the State Attorney's office.