Fire Kills Man From Vietnam

A man who recently moved to Polk County from Vietnam was killed in a fire in a structure next to a house early Thursday, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

He was identified as Phung Pham, 38. He lived with family members at 14240 U.S. 98 North. The structure that burned down was used for parties, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Pham was inside the structure when it caught fire about 2 a.m.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating the death, and the State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the fire. An autopsy is being conducted on the man to determine the cause of death.