One person found dead following double house fire in Brandon

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Two homes went up in flames in Brandon, and one person was found dead inside one, officials said. 

Hillsborough County detectives said they are investigating after a body was found inside one of the burned homes. The fires occurred in the 4000 block of Forecast Drive before 1:30 a.m. Monday. Both fires were under control within an hour, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. 

The victim’s identity has not been released. Detectives said the cause of death and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. One neighbor told FOX 13 he woke up to find his own home on fire, then ran to wake his neighbor, but the resident inside didn’t answer. 

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