89. VCSO: New Smyrna Beach-area man dies in early morning November house fire

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New Smyrna Beach house fire claims man sleeping inside / Headline Surfer®Danny Henry perished in a house fire on Nov, 6, 2014 in NSB / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® /
Danny Henry, 44, perished in a fire that engulfed his concrete block home on 302 Oak St., just outside the New Smyrna Beach city limits, shortly after midnight on Nov. 6. His brother, who also lived there, escaped the flames, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A house fire near New Smyrna Beach during the early morning hours of Nov. 6, claimed the life of a 44-year-old man, identified a short time lster that day as Danny Henry, who lived there with his brother.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 302 Oak St. after the fire was called in at 12:21 a.m.

When deputies arrived, the fire was already fully involved. One occupant -- the victim's brother -- made it out of the burning house, but was unable to help get his brother out in time.

"Firefighters made entry into the house and extricated the victim from a bedroom," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer® after that morning's sunrise. "He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:40 a.m."

"Firefighters made entry into the house and extricated the victim from a bedroom," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer® after that morning's sunrise. "He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:40 a.m."

 
Smoke billows from a burned out NSB home on Nov. 6, 2014, that claimed its occupant / Headline Surfer®Firefighters assess damage following fatal house fire in NSB / Headline Surfer®The house fire at 302 Oak St., that claimed the life of 44-year-old Danny Henry, was  so hot, smike continued to billow from it for several hours. In the inset, Volusia County firefighters begin assessing the damage after daybreak.
 

The fatal fire comes in at No. 89 in the HeadlineSurfer.com countdown of the top 100 Central Florida stories of 2014.

The State Fire Marshal's Office has said it believes the fire was accidental, but an investigation is ongoing.

 

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