Man found dead in house fire in Ocean City

One person is dead following a devastating fire that tore through a home Monday night in Ocean City, Maryland.

According to the Ocean City Fire Department, shortly before 10:50 p.m., crews were alerted to respond to reports of a working fire at a home on 9000 block of Elm Street. Fire personnel arrived and worked to extinguish the blaze.

As fire crews searched the smoke-filled structure, officials say they located a man dead inside the home. The home has been declared a total loss and was not equipped with working smoke alarms.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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