Elderly Man Killed in Broward County Fire

By: AP
By: AP

WESTON, Florida Fire officials say an 81-year-old Weston man has been killed in a house fire.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says the man who died in Wednesday night's fire was reportedly in a wheelchair and unable to get out of his house.

Jachles said the man's wife was able to get out of the house but said she couldn't reach her husband.

Neighbors who heard the fire alarm going off in the home called 911. Jachles said the man was already dead by the time rescue crews reached him.

The victim's name has not been released.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The Broward Sheriff Fire Marshal's Bureau and the State Fire Marshal's Office are investigating.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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