One person found dead in Raleigh townhome fire

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- One person was found dead after crews responded to a townhome fire in Raleigh on Tuesday afternoon.

It happened on Avenida Del Sol Drive.

That's just off Capital Boulevard and Spring Forest Road in northeast Raleigh.

Raleigh Police identified the dead man as Michael Dale Staton, 54. The Raleigh Fire Department said the cause of death was smoke inhalation.

The fire appeared to be out fairly quickly. The extent of damage wasn't immediately known.

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