A house fire that left one person dead was reported in rural Pleasant Hill early Friday morning.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Friday that detectives along with the Central Cass Fire Protection District and state fire marshal’s office were investigating the fire, which was reported at 1:21 a.m. in the 21000 block of East 203rd Street near Pleasant Hill. The medical examiner’s office was also at the scene.
Authorities said a body of a deceased male was found inside the one-story home. By early Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said it had not identified the person who died.
The sheriff’s office said officials were called to the scene after a person inside the home reported the fire. Authorities found the home engulfed in smoke.
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Cass County Lt. Ben Barbarick confirmed that two males lived inside the house on East 203rd Street. One escaped the burning home, but the other male died in the fire. The official cause of his death was not released Friday.
Fire Chief Jimmy Sebree was not available to comment on the fire by late Friday morning. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office said it could not comment due to a pending investigation.
Officials with the Central Cass Fire Department and state fire marshal’s office were still working Friday afternoon to determine what caused the fire.
No other injuries were reported at the scene.