Body found inside massive house fire Friday

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UPDATE: The identity of a person who died Friday in a house fire in Buffalo is not being released until family members are notified.

The fire started shortly after 2 p.m., according to a news release from Buffalo Police.

Buffalo Police arrived to see a house engulfed by flames on the 800 block of 3rd Street, where a Scott County Deputy was first on the scene.

A Canadian Pacific Railroad Special Agent was in the area and also responded with the Buffalo officer. Blue Grass Police Department responded to assist as well.

One person was still inside the home, which officers tried to enter. But the intensity and spread of the blaze had progressed to the point they couldn’t get in, the release says.

The name of the deceased is not being released out of respect to the family and to ensure family members are notified first, the release says.

The fire was extinguished by the Buffalo Fire Department with the assistance of the Blue Grass Fire Department and the Walcott Fire Department. Medic EMS was also on the scene and treated minor injuries for one person.

A Canadian Pacific Railroad Special Agent was in the area and also responded with the Buffalo officer. Blue Grass Police Department responded to assist as well.

EARLIER: Local 4 News learned one person is now dead after a house fire erupted just after 2 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 3rd and Franklin streets.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control. However, Buffalo’s fire chief confirmed a body was found inside the house.

Local 4’s Kalani Bowles was live on the scene during the 5 p.m. newscast, where he said a body was recovered, but the identity of the person has not yet been released.

Investigators are expected to remain on scene throughout the evening.

There is no word if anyone else was hurt.

EARLIER UPDATE: A body has been discovered inside of a house in Buffalo that caught fire late Friday afternoon.

Crews were called to the corner of 3rd and Franklin streets around just after 2 p.m., where they saw a house with multiple stories engulfed in flames.

Local 4 News was live on the scene during the 4 p.m. newscast, where crews were still tending to the incident.

Flames were no longer present, but smoke could be seen pouring out of the structure.

The police chief confirmed someone was still inside the house.

No further information is available at this time.

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