|Published:||Jun 26, 2013 6:56 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 26, 2013 6:56 PM EDT|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An elderly Jacksonville man is dead following a fire that investigators believe was arson.
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to the home around 11 p.m. Tuesday to find it engulfed in flames. Firefighters pulled the man out, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Florida Times-Union (http://goo.gl/484C2 ) reports that authorities weren't immediately identifying the victim, but neighbors and property records identify the home's owner as 83-year-old Robert J. Levey.
When the fire was initially called in, a witness claimed someone was actually setting the fire. Police described him as white male in his late teens or early 20s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 and about 120 pounds.
Anyone with information on the fire can call police at 904-630-0500.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com
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