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Auburndale Man Dies in House Fire

Published on Jun 2, 2021

A 61-year-old man was found dead following a residential structure fire early Wednesday morning.

The man, who lived in a duplex apartment at 206 Grenada Road in Auburndale, was found following a fire that began shortly after 5 a.m. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

The call for the fire was received by Polk County dispatchers at 5:08 a.m. and the Auburndale Fire Department was the first on scene at 5:15 a.m. The fire was under control at 6:08 a.m. The cause of the fire is currently not known.