1 injured in early morning fire

- Leesburg firefighters said a man died following a fire early Saturday morning.

Firefighters said they were called to a home at 4331 Arlington Ridge Blvd. around 5:03 a.m., after a fire alarm was activated.

Leesburg and Lake County firefighters responded and saw smoke coming from the back of the home, officials said.

While firefighters were searching the home, they found an elderly man unconscious inside the home, officials said.

The man was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.  Firefighters said the man was the only person inside the home.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one part of the house and extinguish the flames quickly.

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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