|Published:||Jan 03, 2013 9:51 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 03, 2013 11:13 PM EST|
EAST NAPLES, Fla - Collier County Sheriff's Deputies have released the name of the East Naples man killed in a fire Thursday afternoon.
Investigators say Antonio Castaneda Rodriquez, 47, was found dead in a shed behind 5362 Catts Road just off 41 East near Lely High School.
At this point the cause of the fire is under investigation, but deputies say it does not appear to be suspicious.
Just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, neighbors say they saw smoke and flames coming from behind Rodriguez's East Naples home.
Ashley Townsend says, "I was sitting the on the couch watching TV when I heard fire trucks everywhere and I looked outside and there was smoke coming from the house."
Just down the street neighbor Willard Herndon says, "I was out in the back yard and I heard a loud boom, followed by another one within probably 30 seconds."
Fire officials say the fire started in the shed. "The flames were probably eight, ten feet tall, but I couldn't really see the shed. All I could see was flames and black smoke," says Herndon.
When fire officials arrived on scene they found Rodriguez dead in the back. The state fire marshall, medical examiner and Collier County Sheriff's Office were all called to the scene to investigate the death.
Neighbors tell WINK News they didn't know Rodriguez, but they are still shaken by his sudden death.
"It's a shame it happened and maybe they'll be able to find out what caused it," says Herndon.
A spokeswoman with the Collier County Sheriff's Office says there were no signs of arson and no evidence the fire was criminal.