Dead person is found in burning Bowie house

May 29, 2014

Firefighters found a dead person Wednesday night inside a burning Bowie house, Prince George’s County fire officials said.

Authorities encountered fire on at least two floors of a home in the 6400 block of Grendel Place about 11 p.m., according to a tweet from the fire department.

The dead person was found on the second floor, the department said. “Firefighters were confronted with stored ammunition” that went off during evacuation, county fire chief Marc Bashoor said in a tweet.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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