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House fire kills 84-year-old man in Germantown

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Officials say an 84-year-old man died in a house fire in the city's Germantown section late Monday night.

The fire broke around 11:24 p.m. on the unit block of East Washington Lane.

Firefighters arrived to the scene within minutes and found flames spreading through the first floor.

An elderly man was found trapped in the kitchen.

He was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Fire investigators say there were no working smoke detectors in the victim's home.

The Fire Marshal is trying to determine what sparked the blaze.

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