UPDATE: Man found dead after fire in Morgan Twp.

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

MORGAN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A man was found dead after a house fire in Morgan Township.

Flames broke out in a first story bedroom in the 7800 block of Okeana Drewersburg Road on Monday morning.

The man's body was found after crews knocked down the fire. The Butler County Coroner says he was suffering from a gunshot wound, but investigators do not suspect foul play.

Morgan Township Fire Chief Randy Mills says the fire was contained to the one room and the cause is under investigation. There was little external damage to the home.

Firefighters with three different companies responded to help knock down the fire. Mills said it was a three-alarm fire because most fire companies in the area are volunteer, and additional manpower and trucks were needed.

Mills says it appears the victim was the only person in the home at the time.

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