Body found after fire rips through Rockville home

A man's body has been found after a house fire late Thursday night.

ROCKVILLE, MD. (WUSA9) - A man's body has been found after a fire ripped through a Rockville house late Thursday night, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said.

The fire broke out around 10:15 p.m. at 16100 Willow Lane inside the two-story home, officials said. 

Approximately 75 firefighters responded to the fire and helped by using "blitz attack." According to fire officials brush fire also broke out around the house. 

Crews stayed at the house overnight and worked on hot spots. 

The body found has not been identified at this time. The home is a total loss. 

Police say the home owner, Larry Joseph Pagliai, 71, lived alone in the house and cannot be accounted for at this time.

Officials are continuing the investigation into the fire. 

Willow Lane is currently blocked between Holly Ridge Rd. and Pinetree Rd. off Emory Lane. 

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