Man found dead in Prince George’s County house fire

Investigators said there is no sign the male victim attempted to get out of the home and smoke dectators were working. Offiicals said the man might have had a medical emergency because there was "no initial sign of anything suspicious."
Investigators said there is no sign the male victim attempted to get out of the home and smoke dectators were working. Offiicals said the man might have had a medical emergency because there was “no initial sign of anything suspicious.” (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
An autopsy will be required to determine whether the victim died becasue of the fire or before it started. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
An autopsy will be required to determine whether the victim died becasue of the fire or before it started. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A man was found dead after a fire in the 4600 block of Brookfield Drive in Suitland, Maryland, in Prince George's County. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A man was found dead after a fire in the 4600 block of Brookfield Drive in Suitland, Maryland, in Prince George’s County. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A man who is believed to be in his 50s was found dead in the house, it's not clear whether the fire killed him or if he had been dead before the fire started. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A man who is believed to be in his 50s was found dead in the house, it’s not clear whether the fire killed him or if he had been dead before the fire started. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
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Investigators said there is no sign the male victim attempted to get out of the home and smoke dectators were working. Offiicals said the man might have had a medical emergency because there was "no initial sign of anything suspicious."
An autopsy will be required to determine whether the victim died becasue of the fire or before it started. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A man was found dead after a fire in the 4600 block of Brookfield Drive in Suitland, Maryland, in Prince George's County. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A man who is believed to be in his 50s was found dead in the house, it's not clear whether the fire killed him or if he had been dead before the fire started. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

WASHINGTON — One person was found dead after a fire on Tuesday morning in Suitland, Maryland, in Prince George’s County.

Mark Brady, the spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire Department, said firefighters got a call from a neighbor in the duplex home in the 4600 block of Brookfield Drive at around 3:45 a.m. The neighbor said they could smell smoke and hear their neighbor’s smoke alarm.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, Brady said they did find a small fire that was quickly put out and upon further investigation found a person dead inside the room of origin.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

“At this point, I’m not willing to say it was a fire fatality,” Brady said. “So, while we’re not finding anything suspicious we need to let the fire investigators do their work to determine what they believe to be the cause of this fire and we’ll go from there.”

Brady said the victim was an adult male who firefighters believe to be 50-years-old or older.

A map of where the fire happened can be seen below.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.


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