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Updated: One Dead Following Salisbury House Fire

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Monday morning's house fire in Salisbury. (Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department) Monday morning's house fire in Salisbury. (Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department)
(Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department) (Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department)
(Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department) (Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department)
(Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department) (Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department)
(Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department) (Photo credit: Salisbury Fire Department)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities are continuing to search for the cause of a Monday morning house fire in Salisbury that claimed a man's life. 

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze was first reported shortly before 7 a.m. at a home in the 300 block of Pryor Avenue. 

Salisbury firefighters responded to the scene and upon entering the home found the deceased man, according to officials. The fire was brought under control within approximately 45 minutes by 25 firefighters.

Kirby Travers with the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office confirmed with WBOC that the man reached out to this mother prior to the fire by email. According to neighbors, a woman with the mother said the man expressed some of type of suicidal thoughts in the email which caused his mother to come to the house.

According to neighbor DeAndre Molock, when the mans mother arrived, the house was engulfed in flames.

"I heard my dogs barking and I heard screaming. I thought it was people yelling and fighting. I walked outside and I saw their house on fire. I ran over there and there were two ladies standing outside. I asked was anyone in the house, she said yeah, my son's in the house," Molock said. 

Neighbors on Pryor Avenue said they knew very little about their neighbor, not even his name. 

"We've lived here for five years and I've never seen him, my wife said she'd seen him a few times order food for delivery, but he was like reclusive and not very outgoing," Jason Corley said. 

Bob Jones said, "I've seen him go by in his truck, but I'd never say anything to him. He doesn't have anybody go up there to see him, I think he's kind of a loner."  

The man's body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine positive identification and manner of death.

Damage to the dwelling is estimated at $25,000 with an additional $5,000 in personal contents, according to investigators. 

The determination of fire origin and cause remain under investigation at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this fire is urged to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at the Lower Region Office at (410) 713-3780.

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