Body found after fire in vacant Upper Marlboro home

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Firefighters discovered a body inside an abandoned Upper Marlboro house that caught fire early Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported around 2:15 a.m. at an abandoned home in the 15000 block of Buck Lane, a secluded area off of Route 202 that is near the town of Upper Marlboro.

The house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. It took about 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze, said Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department officials.

Fire department personnel discovered the body, which was unidentifiable, as they went inside the remaining structure to wet down hot spots.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire and said an autopsy will be required to identify the person and determine a cause of death.

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