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One person killed in early morning house fire in Beloit

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of family.
Around 3 a.m. Beloit Fire crews responded to the 300 block of Grand Avenue for reports of a...
Around 3 a.m. Beloit Fire crews responded to the 300 block of Grand Avenue for reports of a house fire.(WIFR)
Published: Nov. 6, 2020 at 8:33 AM CST
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BELOIT, Wisc. (WIFR) - Fire crews were at the scene of a deadly house fire in Beloit early Friday morning.

Beloit Fire crews were sent to 360 1/2 West Grand Ave. for reports of a house fire at 2:57 a.m., according to the Beloit Fire Department. Multiple other departments were called in to assist.

When crews first arrived to the scene, they found heavy fire coming from the second floor of the residence. The fire department then entered the building to extinguish the fire.

It was reported to fire department personnel that someone may still be inside the apartment. During a search of the residence, fire crews found and removed one victim. The victim was not taken to the hospital.

Officials say at least one person was killed in the fire. Beloit Police are assisting with the investigation. Authorities would not confirm if foul play is suspected, according to the Beloit Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of family. The Wisconsin State Fire Marshal’s office and Beloit Police Department are assisting with the investigation efforts. The Beloit Fire Department was assisted by the following fire departments; South Beloit, Town of Beloit, Edgerton, Rockton, Town of Turtle, Cherry Valley, Janesville, North Park and Clinton.

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