Port Orange cops: Man who died in apartment fire ID'd

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Deadly fire in Port OrangeA kitchen fire in an apartment at the Groves Apartments over the weekend resulted in a man' death, but the fire was contained to his unit.

PORT ORANGE -- The man who perished in his residence at the Groves Apartments early Saturday morning in a fire contained to his unit has been identified as 66-year-old Richard Lynn Wagner.

Here is a synopsis of the 1:42 a.m. call as described by police Lt. David Meyer: "The Port Orange Fire Department responded to a fire at the Groves Apartments 3780 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. Upon arrival the fire was found to be contained in a single upstairs apartment of Building # 14. The lone male resident of the apartment was transported to Halifax Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The fire appears to have originated in the kitchen area of the apartment and does not appear to be suspicious in nature."

The State Fire Marshall’s Office is conducting an investigation in conjunction with the Port Orange PD, Meyer said.

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