The body of a 26-year-old man was found inside a Pilgrim Village apartment where a fire occurred Wednesday morning, said Michael DeGeorge, Buffalo police spokesman.

Homicide detectives were called to the home on Pierce Court and determined that no foul play was suspected. An autopsy is to be conducted.

The identity of the victim could not be immediately determined, DeGeorge said.

A neighbor at Pilgrim Village discovered smoke coming from a window of the apartment at 60 Pierce shortly before 10 a.m., according to fire dispatch reports. A maintenance employee reported the fire at 9:54 a.m., said an alarm office dispatcher.

Firefighters at the scene reported the fire had burned out prior to their arrival.

The two-story frame dwelling was occupied, confirmed the alarm office dispatcher. Damages were reported as $12,000 to the building and $5,000 to its contents.


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