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Officials: 1 Dead After Tent Fire At Rockville Homeless Camp

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Montgomery County officials say a person was killed after a tent caught fire at an apparent makeshift homeless camp in Rockville.

The Washington Post reports the fire happened early Thursday.

County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says authorities received a 911 call from a convenience store about a structure fire near auto warehouses.

Officials say arriving firefighters found the tent fully engulfed in flames along with several abandoned vehicles at what appeared to be a homeless encampment.

One person was found dead where the tent caught fire. Officials haven't positively identified the victim.

Piringer says the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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