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Man found in burning North Miami Beach home identified


The man found inside a burning, abandoned home died from his injuries, North Miami Beach police said Thursday.

Fire consumed the boarded-up home in the 1110 block of Northeast 165th Street in North Miami Beach at about 2:30 a.m Wednesday. The man, identified by police Thursday as William Cook, 56, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

He later died.

Fire officials said it was not clear what started the fire or why the man was inside. The cause of the fire is under investigation.