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Man dies after being found unresponsive during Escondido house fire

Escondido police
Posted at 3:16 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 18:19:32-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) — A man has died after firefighters found him inside a North County home where a fire had ignited Sunday afternoon.

Escondido Police said the fire was reported in the 600 block of Waverly Place just before 11:30 a.m. When firefighters and police officers arrived, heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from the home.

Firefighters entered the home to battle the flames and found an adult man unresponsive inside. The man was taken to Palomar Medical Center where he later died, police said. His name has not been publicly released, pending notification of his family.

The cause of the fire and the man's death is under investigation, police say. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or online at