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Man dies after RV fire in northwest Hillsborough

A 54-year-old man has died from his injuries suffered in an RV fire on Saturday afternoon, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Elfton Mace was found sitting outside the burning RV by crews called to the blaze at the Bay Bayou RV Park, 8443 Manatee Bay Drive, fire officials said. He was airlifted to a hospital.

Two neighbors had helped rescue Mace from inside the RV, fire officials said. There were no reports of other injuries.

Fire crews extinguished the flames within minutes preventing any damage to adjacent RVs or other campers.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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