By Mike Schuh

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 55-year-old Brooklyn man was found dead inside a two-story home that caught on fire Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out in the 3600 block of 5th Street in South Baltimore.

Fire spokesperson Blair Skinner said crews were sent to the fire just after 8 a.m.

“Once firefighters were able to gain entry and extinguish the fire, they located the body of a 55-year-old adult male on the first floor in the middle room,” said Skinner.

Although the fire was fatal, it was too small to classify as a one-alarm fire.

The winds may have been a factor as flames can quickly whip up and spread around the block.

The fire in this case, however, didn’t leave soot or smoke marks on the outside of the home.

The medical examiner will determine if the man died before the fire started.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The victims’ identity has not been released.

So far this year, there have been 11 fire-related deaths in Baltimore.

This is a developing story. Stay with WJZ for updates.

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