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Detectives investigate deadly Charlotte County house fire

Posted at 11:03 AM, Nov 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-23 14:51:01-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says one person has died and three others are injured after a house fire broke out east of Kings Highway.

Deputies say the fire sparked around 12:30 Thursday morning on Asuncion Drive, east of Kings Highway.

According to CCSO, three people appeared to have had a fight inside the house. They were treated for injuries and smoke inhalation.

When firefighters made it inside the home, they discovered a body. CCSO believes the person found dead intentionally started the fire, and was the aggressor during the fight.

Detectives are still trying to piece together exactly what happened.