PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – One man was found dead in a hotel fire in Capitol Heights Thursday, officials say.
Officials say the fire started around 6:15 a.m. at the La Quinta Inns & Suites on Hampton Park Boulevard.
The fire department was alerted by an alarm company and 911 calls reporting smoke on the top floor of the 6-story hotel.
Firefighters made their way into the room of the fire, extinguished it, and found the body of 36-year-old Aaron Knox, of Bowie, Maryland, officials say.
The cause of the fire is undetermined and officials estimate damages at $5,000.
The investigation is ongoing.