House fire spotted by passerby leaves one dead

NORTH BEND (FOX19) - Miami Township Firefighters, along with five other departments, were called to a home in North Bend at 5:36 Sunday morning, after a person driving nearby spotted the flames.

The single-resident home at 200 Sunset Avenue was filled with smoke and flames when fire crews arrived. After fighting the fire for close to 20 minutes, they put it out.

Crews had to wait to enter the home because the structure was unstable.

One person was found dead inside the home by firefighters. The victim is an adult male in his mid to late 70s. He has not yet been identified.

The home was a complete loss.

Investigators are still looking into the cause.

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