June 9, 2023
House Fire on Mallory Street Results in Fatality
The Pensacola Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 300 block of Mallory Street this morning, which tragically resulted in the death of one adult occupant.
PFD was dispatched to the call at approximately 10:17 a.m. and quickly arrived on scene at approximately 10:19 a.m. to find heavy smoke and flames showing from the residence.
Crews received reports of at least one occupant possibly trapped inside, and they began an aggressive and thorough search of the home. Crews located one adult occupant during the search, who was pronounced deceased on scene.
"Our hearts are heavy as we join the victim's family and loved ones in grieving this tragic loss," Mayor D.C. Reeves said. "I am incredibly saddened to learn of another death in our community due to a house fire, and I encourage every resident to make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home. If you are not sure, please call the Pensacola Fire Department at 850-436-5200 so we can provide free assistance. Thank you to our first responders for your rapid response to this call, and for your willingness to risk your lives in service to our citizens every day."
No other occupants were located during searches of the residence.
PFD Engine 4 was first on scene, with Engine 1, Engine 5, Ladder 11, Engine 3, Engine 2, Battalion 1, Safety 1, Chief 1 and Chief 3 also responding. The Pensacola Police Department and Escambia County EMS also responded.
The fire has been extinguished, but first responders remain on scene. The Bureau of Fire, Arson, and Explosive Investigations is investigating the cause of the fire.