Person found dead in Edmonton house fire

One person was found dead inside a home that Edmonton firefighters were called to Monday morning.

A 911 call was received at 7:24 a.m. from a drive-by caller reporting smoke coming from a house at 104 Avenue and 143 Street.

Six fire crews responded, the first unit arriving on scene at 7:29 a.m.

The fire was under control by 8:27 a.m. and declared out at 10:02 a.m., a spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) said.

“Unfortunately, one person was found deceased in the home,” EFRS said in a news release.

“Our thoughts are with this individual’s family and friends during this difficult time,” Fire Chief Joe Zatylny said.

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Police and the medical examiner’s office have been notified.

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