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One killed in Cheverly fire

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Fire officials are working to determine what caused a fire that killed one person in Cheverly.

Prince George's County fire crews were called to 2401 59th Place just before 8 a.m. Sunday. Chief spokesman Mark E. Brady says a  woman, who was found on the second floor, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors say the deceased is in her 60s.

Hoarding conditions inside the home made it difficult for firefighters to make entry, fire officials say. A smoke detector found inside the home had no working batteries.

Fire Chief Marc Bashoor says one firefighter suffered a small, second-degree burn to the hand.

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