One man dead after a fire destroys home

TAMPA - A fire that killed a Hillsborough County man is still under investigation.

Tampa Fire Rescue said they responded to a fire in the 2900 block of North 16th Street after 10 a.m. Wednesday. When crews arrived on scene they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the north side of a single-story house.

Firefighters immediately entered the home and began putting out the fire. Crews later discovered the body of Rafael Sotto Gonzalez, 44, inside the home.

Gonzalez lived in the home.

The incident is still under investigation and it's unclear how it started. 

(© 2016 WTSP)


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