Officials: Fatal Plymouth fire an apparent suicide

© David G. Curran

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The state Fire Marshal’s office says a fire at an oceanfront home in Plymouth that killed a 64-year-old resident was intentionally set in an apparent suicide.

Robert Drude was found dead in the entryway of his Ellisville Road home with a gasoline container and lighter nearby after the Feb. 17 blaze.

The cause and manner of Drude’s death remains under investigation.

No one else was hurt in the fire.

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