Firefighters find man dead during apartment fire in Wilton Manors

Broward Sheriff's Office deploys mobile crime scene unit

By Janine Stanwood - Anchor/Reporter

WILTON MANORS, Fla. - Firefighters found a man dead Thursday night when they responded to an apartment fire in Broward County's city of Wilton Manors, according to the Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department.

Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan, a spokesman for the department, said the firefighters found the man, who was not responsive, in a back room at 201 NW 25 St., in the Jenada Villas' neighborhood after a resident at the apartment complex called 911. 

Local 10 News was told that the neighbor saw smoke and noticed that the door was hot before calling authorities. 

Paramedics pronounced the man dead outside of the apartment. Firefighters also found two dogs that survived. Broward Sheriff's Office deployed a mobile crime scene unit. 

BSO detectives are investigating the man's death and Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. 

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