PHOENIX - One person has died following a house fire early Thursday morning in an east Phoenix neighborhood.
According to Capt. Evan Gammage with Phoenix Fire, a fire truck was driving by 24th Street and Indian School Road just before 2 a.m. and saw smoke coming from a nearby home.
Once at the scene, firefighters saw smoke coming from the roof line of a single-story home.
"Once inside firefighters were met with a heavy volume of contents," Capt. Gammage said in a statement. "The initial engine was able to make access and quickly control the blaze."
A man in his 60s was found inside and taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition. A fire investigator at the scene said the man has died.
"This incident is a death investigation," Phoenix Police said. "Detectives are on scene speaking to witnesses and locating evidence to determine the cause."
One person has died following a house fire early during the early-morning hours of Feb. 3 in an east Phoenix neighborhood.
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