Man’s body found af­ter church catches fire

The Capital - - NEWS -

An au­topsy will be per­formed af­ter a man’s body was dis­cov­ered in­side a Mary­land church build­ing that had caught fire.

Prince Ge­orge’s County fire­fight­ers ar­rived early Satur­day at the Ce­les­tial Church of Christ in Riverdale and found the one-story build­ing on fire. Fire de­part­ment spokesman Mark Brady said it took a half hour to ex­tin­guish the blaze, and shortly af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors found the dead man.

The fire’s cause re­mained un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and the dead man’s name won’t be re­leased un­til the au­topsy is com­plete.

Dam­age to the build­ing is es­ti­mated at $100,000.

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