UPDATE: Springfield fire leaves one man dead

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UPDATE:

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WMBB) — Officials responded to a fire on the 3100 block of E. 2nd Plaza at around 11:00 Saturday evening and have released the name of the victim who died in the fire.

Officials said 73-year-old Dao Ti Huynh was still inside the residence and due to the intensity of the fire, he was unable to be rescued and perished inside.

A second resident, 73-year-old Bay Thi Phan was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Springfield Police Department is working in conjunction with the State Fire Marshall’s office to investigate the fire. Authorities said is does not appear there is any foul play associated and it appears the fire was accidental at this time.

If anyone has information in reference to this incident, they are encouraged to contact Investigator Aaron Wilson at (850) 558-5301. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to CrimeStoppers at (850) 785-TIPS.

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SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WMBB) — One man is dead as a result of a fire late Saturday night according to Springfield Police.

The fire appeared to be on E. Second Plaza.

Springfield Police said a man and woman were inside at the time of the fire. Authorities confirmed the woman was taken to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Authorities said the fire is still under investigation and the cause is unknown at this time.

Springfield Police, Springfield Fire Rescue and Bay County Fire Rescue all responded to the fire.

News 13 is following this story and we will post details as they become available.

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