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Person found dead inside church after early morning fire

Prince George's County Fire Department said the fire loss is estimated at $100,000.
Credit: Prince George's County Fire Dept

RIVERDALE, Md. — A person was found dead inside a Riverdale church after a fire on Saturday.

Prince George's County Fire Department PIO tweeted there was a fire at 5804 Roanoake Avenue in Riverdale around 2:25 a.m.

Officials were able to knock the fire down in 30 minutes. After entering the church, they located a dead person.

An autopsy will determine the death of the male.

There were no other civilian or firefighter injuries.

The church is the former location of the Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

Officials said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. 

ATF and PGFD continue to investigate the fire.

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