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Man killed in late night house fire in Bowie

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- An investigation is underway into a late night house fire in Bowie that has left one man dead.

Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez, spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department, says crews were called to the 6400 block of Grendel Place around 10:17 Wednesday night for a report of a house fire. Firefighters were met with massive flames on multiple floors of a single family home.

According to Assistant Chief Gomez, crews were forced to evacuate the house when the extreme heat caused stored ammunition to explode. He says the ammunition is not connected to the victim's death.

The man's body was found on the second floor of the structure, says Gomez. It appears no one else was at home at the time of the incident. The victim's identity will not be released until next of kin can be notified.

Investigators are working to determine the source of the fire, which is estimated to have caused $200,000 in damage.