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UPDATE: Man Identified in Fatal Panama City Fire

By: WJHG
By: WJHG

UPDATE: This story was updated at 2:27 p.m.

The Panama City Police Department responded to a structure fire at 1320 Buena Vista Boulevard, Lot # 33, on July 24 at approximately 11:35 p.m.

After the fire was brought under control by the Panama City Fire Department it was learned that an adult male resident of the home was deceased inside the structure. Two other occupants made it out safely and were not injured. The deceased male has been identified as Sean P. McDuffie. He was 39.

Detectives with the Panama City Police Department are investigating the incident along with the Panama City Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall’s Office to determine the origin of the fire. The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the manner and cause of death. This incident remains under investigation and further details cannot be released at this time.

If you have any information in reference to this case, please contact Detective Raymond Perkins at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or you can report your tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS.
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A mobile home fire has claimed the life of a Panama City man.

It happened around 11:30 Wednesday night at the Buena Vista mobile home park on Buena Vista Boulevard and Gulf Avenue off of West 15th St.

According to the Panama City Fire Department food was left on the stove, causing the fire. Firefighters put it out quickly.

But Chief Wayne Watts says one person did not make it out in time. "It appears that we have one fatality in the house. After a complete search we found what appears to be a male, in the rear bed room. It appears he didn't make it out of the structure during the fire".

Newschannel Seven learned on-scene the victim was the mobile home owners boyfriend. The couple's dog is also missing.

The home sustained extensive damage.


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