House fire claims life in Palm Bay, police say

PALM BAY, Fla. — One person has died following an early morning fire in Palm Bay.

Palm Bay firefighters responded to a house in the 1400-block of Higbee Street Thursday after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a someone who lives there.

Police said that person returned home around midnight and reported smoke and flames coming from a bedroom.

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The caller, along with a roommate, exited the home safely, according to investigators.

After extinguishing the fire, first responders found someone dead inside of a bedroom, Palm Bay police said.

Investigators haven’t released an identity but believe that person also lived at the home.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and the city of Palm Bay.

Police said they don’t suspect foul play.

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