A man’s body was discovered early Sunday in the debris of a fire that broke out in an Acton building Saturday night.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office said Sunday night that the victim is believed to be Edward Roberts, 28.

The fire destroyed a garage and a second-floor apartment on Hopper Road. The blaze broke out shortly before 9 p.m. and was reported by neighbors and passing motorists.

The apartment was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene, according to the fire marshal’s office.

The victim’s body was recovered from the rubble early Sunday by a team of fire investigators who went to the scene.

“Fire investigators say no cause for the fire has been determined and more work will need to be done,” Steve McCausland, spokesman for the fire marshal’s office, said in a statement Sunday night.

The body was transported to the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta for autopsy, McCausland said.


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