One dead after early morning fire
Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:14AM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:27PM MDT
One person is dead after an early morning house fire in northeast Edmonton.
The medical examiner attended the scene Wednesday morning and the Edmonton Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire and the death of the individual, according to police.
The EPS Arson Unit believes the fire is not suspicious at this time.
Flames and heavy smoke were reported at 7608 157 Ave. by neighbours shortly after 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
"Crews responded and were here within five minutes," District Chief Rob Garth with Edmonton Fire Rescue said on scene.
He could not confirm if the deceased individual was male or female.
The fire was brought under control by 3:45 a.m. Fire crews, fire investigators, EMS and police were all on scene.
According to Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, no other injuries were reported and no other homes were damaged.