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1 person dies in Kalamazoo house fire early Sunday

Posted: 9:27 AM, Feb 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 04:44:56-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Police say one person is dead after a house fire in Kalamazoo early Sunday morning.

Crews were dispatched around 2:15 a.m. in the 400 block of Wallace.

Heavy smoke and fire inside the home made it hard for crews to enter the home, so they began fighting the fire on the outside.

According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, officers learned a person was still inside, due to reported hoarding issues and a collapsing roof made it difficult for emergency crews to find them.

The identity of the victim was not released and an autopsy will be conducted on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269)- 488-8911 or Silent Observer at (269)-343-2100.