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UPDATED: Body found in home after crews respond to Horace fire

HORACE, N.D. - A body of a man in his upper 20s has been found dead inside a home here after fire crews from Horace, West Fargo and Davenport responded to a house fire at 610 Willow Court.

Capt. Rick Majerus of the Cass County Sheriff's Office said dispatchers received a call of the fire at 1:13 p.m. after a passerby noticed it and talked with a neighbor, who called it in.

Firefighters found the body of the man, who lived in the house, while putting out the fire.

Investigators haven't been able to enter the home because of heavy smoke inside, but Majerus said they're treating it as an unattended death.

"We're not going to rule out foul play, but nothing is pointing us in that direction," Majerus said.

The deputy fire marshal is on scene and the coroner has been called, he said.

The deceased man's name will not be released until Wednesday, he said.