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Two dead after Tallahassee house fires, TFD investigating

Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 14:19:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Authorities say two people are dead after fires broke out at two Tallahassee homes just hours apart.

According to the Tallahassee Fire Department, fire units from stations 1, 3, 6, 12, and 16 responded to the report of a structure fire located at 6124 Apalachee Parkway at 6:45 p.m., on Friday.

Crews arrived on scene within minutes and were met with heavy smoke and fire coming from the home.

Firefighters worked for hours at the scene until the fire was extinguished.

Then six hours later, at 12:48 a.m, the same crews responded to another residential structure fire located at 6735 Chevy Way.

TFD says once again, these crews were met with a residence that was engulfed with flames.

Crews worked for hours to extinguish the blaze at this home as well.

Sadly, TFD confirmed one fatality at each location.

Authorities say both homes were considered a total loss.

Firefighters were assisted on both scenes by law enforcement, LCEMS, and Chaires-Capitola Volunteer Fire Department.

The cause of the fires are still under investigation by TFD and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.