Officials ID man found deceased in fire

Posted at 12:59 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 17:33:01-05

Baltimore fire officials have identified a man who died in a fire on Monday as David Burton.

Crews has been called to a vacant home in the 4600 block of Pall Mall Rd in Northwest Baltimore for the fire just after 3:30 p.m. where they found heavy fire in the second floor of the home.

Multiple witnesses on scene said the man could be seen with an arm out the window as flames overtook the second floor. At least one person was able to bust the glass of an upstairs window as they tried to save him.

By the time firefighters could get to them, they found the man deceased.

The cause of the fire continues to be under investigation.

Neighbors said the man was homeless and was staying in the abandoned home.

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