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One person dead in Myakka City fire

A fire and death investigation was underway Wednesday on a property in the 31000 block of Singletary Road in Myakka City.
A fire and death investigation was underway Wednesday on a property in the 31000 block of Singletary Road in Myakka City. jdeleon@bradenton.com

A medical examiner determined that the remains found at the scene of a fire at a Myakka City home were that of the homeowner, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 1 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office tweeted that officials were investigating the incident on Singletary Road in Myakka City.

The sheriff’s office confirmed Wednesday evening that Daniel Thomas Morrison, 69, the house’s only resident, died as a result of the fire. The Fire Marshall will continue the investigation.

Fire crews from Myakka City and East Manatee responded to a fully-involved structure fire at a home in the 31000 block of Singletary Road on Wednesday, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Randy Warren. The home, which was reportedly a camper or trailer, had an attached shed that collapsed by the time crews arrived.

Sheriff’s office detectives and officials from the State Fire Marshal’s office were investigating the fire and the death. A medical examiner also responded to the scene.

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A fire and death investigation was underway Wednesday on a property in the 31000 block of Singletary Road in Myakka City. Jessica De Leon jdeleon@bradenton.com

Neighbors were unwilling to speak on Wednesday afternoon.

The property appeared to have at least one other mobile home on it, but it was unclear if that one was inhabited. Heavy brush and abandoned farm machinery on the front of the property obstructed the view of the burnt structure from the roadway.

Jessica De Leon: 941-745-7049, @JDeLeon1012

Sara Nealeigh: 941-745-7081, @saranealeigh

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