Body discovered inside burning west Edmonton home
Published Monday, January 27, 2020 8:46AM MST Last Updated Monday, January 27, 2020 9:48AM MST
EDMONTON -- Fire crews discovered a body inside a west Edmonton home Monday morning.
The cause of death is not known at this time but police have determind it is non-criminal in nature.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded to the home within three minutes of receiving reports of flames at 6:55 a.m.
The flames were primarily on the main floor at the back of the home, with some of the fire spereading to the attic.
The fire did not damage the detached garage on the property or any neighbouring homes.
EFRS tells CTV News Edmonton that the fire at 109 Avenue and 157 Street was brought under control at 7:20 a.m.
"At this time, we're saying that this is not a suspicious fire," District Chief Will Chabaniuk said.
Police say they will not release any further information on the death. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.