A person was found dead following a garage fire at a vacant Medford home early Monday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Officers and Medford Fire Department firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting a fire in a vacant Maple Street home at 1:57 a.m., police said.

After firefighters extinguished the flames, they found the body of a person inside a car in the garage.

The body was taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the identity of the victim.

Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are continuing the investigation, but have determined the cause of the fire to be non-criminal in nature.

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