• Man dies in Polk County mobile home fire


    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - A man is dead following a mobile home fire in Polk County, officials said.

    Winter Haven police say 68-year-old Ellis Allison Jr. died late Wednesday.

    The Ledger reports that neighbors Jerry Foulke and Bob O'Leary entered the burning home to retrieve Allison and pulled him out just as emergency personnel arrived. But their efforts weren't enough to save Allison's life.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and an autopsy will determine the cause of death. No foul play is suspected.

    Allison had just moved to the Lucerne Lakeside Mobile Home community last month.

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