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Update: Panama City fire officials determine cause of fatal house fire

Fire officials said a cause has been determined in a house fire that left one person dead on...
Fire officials said a cause has been determined in a house fire that left one person dead on August 11 in Panama City.(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 4:29 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Officials with the Panama City Fire Department have released the cause of a house fire that left one person dead earlier this month in Panama City.

According to officials, it was determined the fire started as a result of an “unintentional/accidental cooking fire”.

The blaze occurred on August 11, at a home on North Macarthur Avenue in Panama City.

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Original Story: August 11, 2021

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A house fire broke out on North Macarthur Avenue in Panama City Wednesday night.

Officials with the Panama City Fire Department said the fire started around 7 pm.

Officials say one person died and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

We will continue to keep you updated on-air and online as this story unfolds.

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