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'He's in My Prayers': Man Found Dead After Fire Rips Through Townhouse

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    A man's body was found in the debris of a 2-alarm fire in Gaithersburg, Maryland, overnight. 

    Firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Windjammer Way in Montgomery Village about 10 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a deck fire, said Montgomery County Fire spokesman Pete Piringer.

    Piringer said the fire quickly spread to a two-story townhouse. Firefighters initially thought the intense fire was being fueled by gas.

    "It's just like having a candle continuously burning that you can't put out, said Chief Scott Goldstein. 

    'He's in My Prayers': Man Found Dead After Fire Rips Through Townhouse

    [DC] 'He's in My Prayers': Man Found Dead After Fire Rips Through Townhouse
    A man's body was found in the debris of a 2-alarm fire in Gaithersburg, Maryland, overnight.
    (Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016)

    Fire officials say two people living on the second-floor of the home got out safely and told firefighters  they didn't think the person living on the first-floor was home. 

    Firefighters rescued two neighbors and initially thought everyone was accounted for. But they later found a man's body in the basement amongst debris.

    Lynn Korne, a friend of the victim, said she talked to him two days ago. 

    Man Found Dead After Fire Rips Through Townhouse

    [DC] Man Found Dead After Fire Rips Through Townhouse
    A man's body was found in the debris of a 2-alarm fire in Gaithersburg, Maryland, overnight. News4's Kristin Wright has more from the scene.
    (Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016)

    "He cleaned up his life, and I told him that I miss seeing him," Korne said. "He's in my prayers."

    Several pets were also missing.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

    Two Rescued From Townhouse Fire

    [DC] Two Rescued From Townhouse Fire
    Fighting the fire was complicated, because the flames were being fed by gas.
    (Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016)