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1 person found dead after Middletown fire

Posted: 11:43 AM, Nov 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-05 11:53:03-04
1 person found dead after Middletown fire
1 person found dead after Middletown fire
1 person found dead after Middletown fire

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Middletown firefighters found one person dead early Saturday morning after they were called to a fire on Jacoby Avenue.

They found the person on the floor while searching the house after they put out the fire, WCPO media partner the Journal-News reports.

The homeowner died about a month ago. Lolli told the Journal-News it's not clear if the person found Saturday morning was a man or woman.

"They were getting information that is was a vacant house," Fire Chief Paul Lolli said.

It took firefighters about 10 minutes to knock the fire down after they arrived around 4:20 a.m.

Firefighters, police detectives and the coroner's office are working to figure out what caused the fire and how the person died.