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Fire department identifies man killed in weekend fire in Northeast Baltimore

The Baltimore Fire Department on Thursday identified a 58-year-old man who died in a blaze over the weekend.

Fire officials said Robert Morris died of thermal burns and smoke inhalation Sunday following an early-morning fire Saturday at 1352 of Cedarcroft Road in Northeast Baltimore.

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Upon arriving to the scene, firefighters found heavy flames and smoke coming from the basement of the two-story brick home. Firefighters found Morris during a search of the home, and firefighters administered CPR at the scene.

Morris was taken to an area hospital and died on Sunday.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation, fire officials said.

Family for Morris could not be reached for comment Thursday.

His death marks the fifth fire fatality this year.

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