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Duval County man dies when wind gusts spread bonfire to home during Tropical Storm Nicole

There are five total deaths attributed to the storm by the Medical Examiners Commission. The other four were in Orange County.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The video attached is from a previous report during our storm coverage of Tropical Storm Nicole.

There was one storm-related death during Tropical Storm Nicole in Duval County, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

FLDE'S Medical Examiners Commission found that there were five total deaths attributed to Tropical Storm Nicole -- four in Orange County and one in Duval County.

A 32-year-old man died during high winds, which caused a bonfire to spread and catch a home on fire, according to FLDE. 

Nicole caused widespread flooding in Duval, including downtown, San Marco, Riverside and the Ken Knight Drive area.

READ MORE: 'Maybe something can be done:' Nicole floods several homes on Ken Knight Drive

Mayor of Jacksonville Beach, Chris Hoffman, said between Hurricane Ian and Tropical Storm Nicole, their local beach expert says 50% of the dunes are gone.

READ MORE: Jacksonville Beach mayor says they lost 50% of dunes since Nicole, Ian

Schools in the area closed for the storm, as well as many businesses, but a state of emergency was not declared and much of the flooding has receded.

One person was reported to have been shocked by a live wire in nearby St. Augustine on Thursday, the day where Nicole had the strongest effect. At the time, officials said that person had a heart attack but was still alive.

During Hurricane Ian, two people died in nearby Putnam County when their car crashed into flood water. 

READ MORE: Person shocked by live wire in storm water in St. Augustine, has heart attack

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