UPDATE: The identity of a person who died in a house fire in Buffalo on Friday is withheld until family members are notified.
The blaze began shortly after 2 p.m., according to a press release from Buffalo Police.
Buffalo Police arrived to see a burning house in the 800 block of 3rd Street, where a Scott County deputy was first on the scene.
A special agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway was in the area and also responded with Agent Buffalo. The Blue Grass Police Department also answered the call.
There was still a person inside the house, which the officers attempted to enter. But the intensity and spread of the fire had progressed to the point that they could no longer enter, the statement said.
The name of the deceased is withheld out of respect for the family and to ensure family members are informed first, the statement said.
The blaze was extinguished by the Buffalo Fire Department with assistance from 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 special agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway was in the area and also responded with Agent Buffalo. The Blue Grass Police Department also responded to help.
EARLIER: Local 4 News has learned that a person has now died after a house fire broke out just after 2 p.m. Friday at the intersection of 3rd and Franklin streets.
Firefighters managed to bring the blaze under control. However, the Buffalo fire chief confirmed that a body was found inside the house.
Local 4’s Kalani Bowles was live at the scene on the 5 p.m. newscast, where he said a body had been found but the person’s identity had not yet been released.
Investigators are expected to remain at the scene all evening.
There is no word if anyone else has been hurt.
PREVIOUS UPDATE: A body was discovered inside a house in Buffalo that caught fire late Friday afternoon.
Crews were called to the corner of 3rd and Franklin streets around 2 p.m., where they saw a multi-story house engulfed in flames.
Local 4 News was live on the scene during the 4 p.m. newscast, where teams were still dealing with the incident.
The flames were no longer present, but smoke could be seen rising from the structure.
The police chief confirmed that someone was still inside the house.
No other information is available at the moment.