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1 person found dead after house fire

January 14, 2020 GMT

CITRA, Fla. (AP) — One person was killed in a Florida house fire Monday morning, and a firefighter was injured, officials said.

Rescue workers responded to the Citra home following 911 calls, according to Marion County Fire Rescue.

One caller said they had heard multiple explosions from the home and that a resident was trapped inside, the Ocala Star-Banner reported.

The house was completely involved in flames with firefighters arrived, officials said. A district captain was knocked to the ground after making contact with a live power line.

The captain was taken to a local hospital in stable condition and later was upgraded to good condition, rescue officials said.

The victim was declared dead at the scene.

Fire officials didn’t immediately identify the victim or what caused the fire.