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Police release ID of man found dead in Southington house fire

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SOUTHINGTON — State and local authorities continue to investigate a fire in a Darling Street home where a man was found dead on Tuesday.

Jeffrey Platt, 60, was the sole occupant of the home according to Police Lt. Keith Egan. He was found dead on Tuesday.

According to Southington Fire Chief Eric Heath, a neighbor reported seeing smoke at 86 Darling St. on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. and called the Fire Department. The neighbor knew a man lived in the single-family house and might have been home.

Only the interior of the home was damaged and no other buildings were affected, according to Heath. The man was the only one injured in the fire.

“The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” he said Thursday. “We’ll have that wrapped up hopefully in the next few days.”

Both police and fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire but haven’t reached any conclusions yet.

The cause and manner of Platt’s death was still under investigation according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Friday.

The home at 86 Darling St. is owned by Calvanese Rental LLP.



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