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BFD: One man killed in early morning Baltimore fire

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Posted at 7:15 AM, Jul 12, 2021

BALTIMORE — One man is dead following an early morning fire, according to Baltimore Fire Department.

According to the department's Twitter, just before 3 a.m., firefighters were called to the 1200 block of N. Augusta Avenue for a reported fire. Crews arrived to find fire showing from the first and second floor of a two-story middle of the group rowhome.

After gaining entry and extinguishing the fire, units found the body of a 63-year-old man on the first floor in the front room.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors tell WMAR-2 News reporter, Dave Detling, that the victim lived alone.

The man's identity has yet to be identified and the cause of death will be determined by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

So far this year, BCFD has not confirmed any fire fatalities in Baltimore City.