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Posted: 7:17 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014

Man dies after Westside truck fire

Pugh's fire
Anneliese Delgado
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a man died at Pugh’s Auto Sales after a vehicle fire early Thursday morning.

By Anneliese Delgado

Jacksonville, Fl. —

Antique cars line the perimeter of Pugh’s Auto Sales on the Westside.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said firefighters and officers rushed to the shop early Thursday morning after getting reports of a pick-up truck on fire.

The body of a man was found next the burning truck, according to JSO.

Cops believe the man who died was a security guard at the business, but cannot be certain until officials complete an autopsy.  

JSO does not suspect foul play and thinks the fire was the result of an electrical problem.

Police said they found an electrical wire running from the truck to the shop.  Officers will review security footage to find out what led up to the fire.

The incident happened around 1:15 a.m. at 5758 Lenox Ave., according to police.

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