PRINCETON (CBS) – A man was found dead hours after an explosion and fire at his home in central Massachusetts late Thursday morning.

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Firefighters were called to the house on Ball Hill Road in Princeton around 10:30 a.m.  When they arrived the home was engulfed in flames and thick smoke.

A 61-year-old resident was missing for several hours, but authorities later found him dead in the home.  They have not released his name or a cause of death.

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Neighbors told WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi he was a truck driver.

The cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

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No other information is available at this point in the investigation.