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Thirteen year old dies in house fire in Arcadia

Witnesses believe she was trying to save her dog
Posted at 11:11 AM, Mar 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-16 11:11:34-04

ARCADIA, Fla. — Officials responded to a house fire on Levsky Ave in Arcadia at approximately 2:53 am.

When crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

They were informed that two people were possibly inside.

A 13-year-old female was found inside the home, next to the family dog.

Witnesses believe that she ran back inside to retrieve the dog.

The teen, as well as the dog, did not survive.

An Official with DeSoto County says the teen’s mother and brother were treated with serious injuries and were both transported to area hospitals.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.