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One person dies in Ashland house fire

One person was found dead and a home destroyed after a fire Sunday morning in Ashland. The Ashland Fire Department said the house on the 600 block of 15th Avenue West was 75 percent engulfed by the time firefighters arrived after 5:30 a.m. They w...

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A firefighter moves a water hose at a fatal house fire in Ashland on Sunday, May 12, 2013. (Ashland Fire Department photo)

One person was found dead and a home destroyed after a fire Sunday morning in Ashland.

The Ashland Fire Department said the house on the 600 block of 15th Avenue West was 75 percent engulfed by the time firefighters arrived after 5:30 a.m.

They were told by emergency dispatchers that there might be people trapped by the fire.

Firefighters put a ladder to a second-story window and started a search for people. They were forced out by extreme heat. Crews then decided to work on dousing the fire.

After two hours, firefighters found a body on the first floor of the home.

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Early investigation revealed that the fire probably started in the kitchen.

Two firefighters partially fell through a floor, but there were no injuries.

Firefighters from Mason and Washburn assisted.

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