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Person Found Dead in Falmouth Fire

The Gifford Street home was engulfed in flames Sunday evening, according to officials.

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Investigators are focusing on accidental causes after a person was found dead in a house fire in Falmouth Sunday night.

The house was engulfed in flames upon arrival, according to the Falmouth Fire Department, who received a call just before 5 p.m. about the fire at 663 Gifford St.

Firefighters removed the deceased person from the home, which is most likely a total loss, according to officials.

The cause remains under joint investigation by Falmouth Fire and Police and State Police assigned to both the Office of the State Fire Marshal and to the Office of the Cape and Islands District Attorney, according to Massachusetts Department of Fire Services spokeswoman Jennifer Mieth.

The victim's name will be released by the District Attorney’s Office once formally identified by the Chief Medical Examiner and the family is notified.

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