Man found dead in house fire

Associated Press

BALDWIN, N.D. (AP) — A man in his 50s was found dead inside his house after a New Year's fire near Baldwin.

Burleigh County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Jim Hulm told KXMB that a passerby saw smoke coming from the home and called in the fire.

Fire crews tried to get in, but the smoke was too intense. After they were able to knock out the flames, they searched the interior and found the man. His name has not yet been released.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.