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August 20 2014

August 20, 2014 - 0930 Hours

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed two people perished in the fire reported early this morning in the University Oaks Subdivision. Elizabeth Fredrick, 78 and Rhiannon Rickmyer, 10 have been located inside the home that was totally consumed by the fire. There is no evidence of any foul play. The family of the victims has been notified. The local school where Rhiannon attended is arranging grief counseling for the students and facility that may be affected by this tragic incident.

Fire personnel, Deputies, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the 8th District Medical Examiner’s Office are still actively working on scene. A portion of NE 105 Avenue in the 12200 block is still closed to traffic as emergency personnel work. 
 

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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August 20 2014

Fatal Fire Investigation

 
August 20, 2014

 
On August 20, 2014 at approximately 2:15 AM, Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the University Oaks area of Levy County to the report of a fire.  Deputies and Bronson Fire Department units found a mobile home fully engulfed in flames.  The home was located at 12331 NE 105 Avenue, Archer, Florida.   

 
The scene is being actively investigated at this time.  Units from Williston Fire Department, Chiefland Fire Department, Archer Fire Department and the Levy County Department of Public Safety also responded.  LCSO Deputies and the Victim Advocate are assisting investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office with the investigation. 

 
LCSO can confirm that two deceased persons have been discovered at the scene.  No identifications have been made. 

 
A small portion of NE 105 Avenue is currently blocked to facilitate the investigation.  LCSO asks that all citizens avoid using that portion of the roadway if possible.  Additional details will be released as soon as possible. 

 

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