A 67-year-old man died this afternoon of injuries sustained in a house fire in Middle River.

The victim is Forest Richard Brady of the unit block of Contact Ct., 21220. He lived in the home where the fire occurred.

BCoFD units were dispatched at 12:16 p.m. to the Contact Court address for a dwelling fire with rescue. First- arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke showing from a single-story home.

During a search of the home, firefighters located the victim in the living room -- the room BCoPD fire investigators have identified as the place where the fire started. No one else was in the home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters removed the victim from the home and transferred him to EMS providers. EMS personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene.

The fire was called under control at 12:56 p.m. Firefighters did not find working smoke alarms in the home.

The cause remains under investigation.