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Body found inside burning Ogden home that was supposed to be vacant

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OGDEN — Ogden firefighters responding to a fire at what was supposed to be a vacant home found the body of a man inside a closet over the weekend, according to a prepared statement from the fire department.

On Sunday, crews were called about 7:40 p.m. to 2867 Lincoln Ave. where fire was coming out of the attic, according to the fire department.

“A primary search was conducted of the structure without results. Once the structure became more tenable, a secondary search was conducted. The secondary search found a male, approximately in his 60s deceased in a closet,” the department stated.

The man’s identity was not immediately released.

The home was vacant and the front door had a padlock on it, according to fire officials. The man is believed to have entered through a back door. The fire started in the rear of the home and spread to the attic, the department stated.

“The fire blocked the exit at the rear of the structure. The home did not have working smoke detectors and it is unknown at this time if power remained in service to the structure,” according to the department.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Monday.