A 71-year-old man died in a fire at 3384 NW 18th Ct. in Lauderhill late Friday night.
Eugene Wimbs died after he was trapped by a fire that Lauderhill firefighters say started in the bedroom of his single-story home.
When fire crews arrived, they found Wibs unresponsive and not breathing. Fire-rescue crews quickly removed him from the home and unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate him. Wimbs was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, who was also home at the time of the fire, was able to escape unharmed.
The Lauderhill Fire Marshals Office, along with the state fire marshals office and the Lauderhill Police, are conducting the investigation.