One dead, family displaced after kitchen catches fire in DeLand home

One person died, and a family was displaced, after a fire ignited inside a DeLand home on Saturday night.

At around 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, The DeLand Fire Department and Volusia County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to a single-story home located in the 700 block of W Beresford Avenue, according to DFD.  

Shortly after arriving on scene, firefighters entered the residence and encountered heavy smoke. During an interior search, they located one person and a dog inside the home.

After the individual and dog were brought outside, paramedics began life-saving measures. The individual was transported to a local hospital, where they later passed away.

According to the fire department, crew members provided oxygen to the dog who was rescued.

One killed after kitchen catches fire in DeLand home on April 27, 2024 (photo by DeLand Fire Department)
According to DFD, the fire originated in the kitchen of a home located in the 700 block of W Beresford Avenue on April 27, 2024. (Photo: DeLand Fire Department)

The DeLand Fire Department stated in a social media post that the fire originated in the kitchen and appears to be “accidental in nature.”

A further investigation is currently being conducted by the State Fire Marshal.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the two adults and one pet that were displaced.

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