HCSO: 1 dead, 1 child injured in Hardee County house fire
BOWLING GREEN, Fla. - A fatal house fire is under investigation in Bowling Green.
According to the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office, the agency received numerous phone calls shortly before 4 a.m. on Sunday about a home that was on fire in the 100 block of Old Dixie Highway.
The home was fully engulfed in flames when deputies and firefighters arrived.
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Rescue crews were told that there was still one person inside the home.
Fire trucks outside a home where one man lost his life in a house fire. Image is courtesy of the Hardee County Sheriff's Office.
Sixty-three-year-old Martin DelaRosa was found dead inside the home, according to HCSO.
Deputies say a child was taken to an area trauma center and two adults were treated at the scene.
The fire is being investigated by HCSO and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.