Man, Cat Die In Fla. Apartment Fire

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man and a cat are dead following a fire at a Daytona Beach apartment.

Fire officials found Thomas Knoeblich, 47, face down behind his front door early Monday.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the fire started in the bedroom and appeared to be accidental. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.

“He did not socialize much,” Anneliese Hunter, who lives next door told the paper. “He would come out every so often and smoke. He was very polite. He worked on his computer at night.”

Neighbor Cary Gardner who had never spoken to Knoeblich at length, told the News-Journal that his cat was “cute and playful.”

Firefighters tried to revive the man, who was taken to a Daytona Beach hospital. He died a short time later.

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