1 killed in Emporia house fire

Fire (KSN file photo)

EMPORIA, Kansas (AP) – One person has been killed and three firefighters were injured in a house fire in Emporia.

The Emporia Gazette reports  fire crews were called to the house fire late Thursday.

Rich Gould with the Emporia Fire Department says in a statement that crews encountered high heat and flames when they arrived at the home. Gould also says fire hydrants in the area were low in pressure, and that lack of water became an issue.

Fire crews found a person who had died in the second story of the home. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

Three firefighters were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by local police and fire officials as well as the state Fire Marshal’s office.

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