UPDATE: The Panama City Police Department responded to a structure fire at 1320 Buena Vista Boulevard, Lot # 33, on July 24, 2013, at approximately 11:35 p.m. After the fire was brought under control by the Panama City Fire Department it was learned that an adult male resident of the home was deceased inside the structure.
Two other occupants made it out safely and were not injured. The deceased male has been identified as Sean P. McDuffie, 39 years of age.
Detectives with the Panama City Police Department are investigating the incident along with the Panama City Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall's Office to determine the origin of the fire. The Medical Examiner's Office will determine the manner and cause of death.
This incident remains under investigation and further details cannot be released at this time. If you have any information in reference to this case, please contact Detective Raymond Perkins at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or you can report your tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS.
This is in reference to the structure fire that occurred on July 24, 2013 at 1320 Buena Vista Boulevard, Lot 33.
After being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Panama City Fire Department, the fire is now ruled accidental from unattended cooking on a stove, which resulted in one fatality.
The Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death to be smoke inhalation. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
Authorities responded to a fire at a mobile home in Panama City on Wednesday night.
Around 11:50 p.m., officials say they responded to a fully involved fire at 1325 Buena Vista Blvd. Lot #33. A man was found dead in the home.
Panama City Fire, Panama City Police Department and crime scene investigation responded to the incident.
Authorities say there were two other people in the home. They got out safely and did not receive any medical attention.
An official with Panama City Police said the cause of death and the cause of the fire are currently being investigated by the medical examiner's office and the state fire marshal's office.