Prince Georges County Fire Investigators and Police Homicide Detectives are conducting a joint investigation into the circumstances involving a deceased person being discovered after a fire was extinguished in an Upper Marlboro abandoned structure early this morning.
Around 2:15 am, Wednesday, firefighters were alerted to a structure fire in the 15000 block of Buck Lane in Upper Marlboro. The structure, which appeared to be an abandoned house, was well involved with fire upon arrival. Exterior operations commenced until the fire was knocked down.
After about 45 minutes of battling the blaze the bulk of the fire was extinguished and firefighters entered the burned out shell for overhaul and to wet down the small hot spots that were still smouldering. During this process a body was discovered. The body is un-identifiable. An autopsy will be required to determine the identity and cause of death.
Due to personnel operating in close vicinity of CSX tracks all train traffic was stopped. Largo Road (RT 202) was also closed due to hose lines in the roadway.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.