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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 5 years ago

Fire destroys Thomas Street house


The fire marshal plans to interview all of the occupants of the house at the time of the fire.


Friday the 13th was an unlucky day for the house at 1 Thomas St., when a fire broke out at about 10:15 a.m. About a half-dozen people who were in the house at the time escaped uninjured, according to Ormond Beach Police Department spokesman Keith Feder.

The cause of the blaze is unknown and the state fire marshal is investigating the case. Feder said the marshal wants to talk to each of the individuals who were in the house as part of his investigation.

On the Volusia County Property Appraiser’s website, the house is listed as being owned by James Gyuro. However, according to a neighbor, Gyuro died a couple of years ago and his son Jason has been living in the house, and he frequently has guests.

Feder said police had been called to the home the night before on a noise complaint.

According to a fire department press release, the home did not have electric or water service and is considered a total loss.

Feder said Jason Gyuro made a statement at the scene that the house was in the process of foreclosure.

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