Death of Man Found in Burning Wilton Manors Home Suspicious

A man was found dead during an apartment fire Thursday evening in Wilton Manors and now his death is considered suspicious, fire rescue and sheriff's office officials said.

The fire was reported before 8 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Northwest 25th Street, according to the City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue.

Crews arrived to find moderate smoke coming out of the windows of the unit. When they went inside the apartment, they found a man, took him outside, and determined that he died, said batallion chief Stephen Gollan.

The man was later identified as 40-year-old John Young. The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating the man's death and said the case is being investigated as a suspicious death.

The state fire marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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