The State Fire Marshal is investigating after a 63-year-old Elkton man died in a fire Saturday.
Crews from the Singerly Volunteer Fire Co were called before 3:30 p.m. for a fire alarm sounding at 2706 Pebble Beach Drive within the Pine Valley Apartments Complex.
When firefighters entered, they saw that the activated sprinkler system had extinguished the fire; they located the victim and began to perform CPR on him however he was later pronounced dead on scene.
Investigators believe the fire began in the dining room of the one-story apartment; both the sprinkler system and smoke alarms worked correctly.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death; the State Fire Marshal will continue to investigate the cause of the fire.