UPDATE 9:13 AM: The DBPD says the deceased is a 55-year-old Lake City man. No other details have been released as police are still working to identify next of kin. Initial investigation of the fire indicates it was not due to a mechanical issue.
Earlier reporting below.
Daytona Beach, FL - A man is dead after his van was found burning outside of the Daytona Beach Police Department headquarters.
Reports say that officers heard an explosion sometime around 2:00 Wednesday (Jan. 12) morning. That man later died in the parking lot.
The Volusia Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called in to investigate. At this time, there is no cause of the fire or a confirmation of an explosion. No other people were injured. The DBPD planned to host a rededication ceremony for their fallen officers memorial in the afternoon. It is unclear how this situation will affect the ceremony.
The state fire marshal's office has been called in to assist in the investigation. This story is still developing. We will pass along updates as they are made available.
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