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Police investigating death of man found at scene of barn fire

July 06, 2010

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) -- Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at the scene of a barn fire in the 14600 block of Black Ankle Road.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said a preliminary investigation reveals Thomas Baker Sr., 63, set fire to his house and barn on Black Ankle Road before taking his life Monday afternoon.

Sheriff's Capt. Tim Clarke said firefighters called to the fire saw a man with a gun in nearby woods. Baker's body was later found there.

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