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North Edmonton house fire where body found ruled not suspicious: police

Person found dead after fire at north Edmonton home
WATCH ABOVE: One person was found dead after a fire broke out inside a home on 157 Avenue near 77 Street early Wednesday morning.

One person was found dead inside a northeast Edmonton home after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded to a two-story home in a cul-de-sac on 157 Avenue near 77 Street, in the Mayliewan neighbourhood.

Neighbours noticed the home was on fire and called 911 shortly after 3:15 a.m.

“Crews arrived within five minutes to find a working fire,” Edmonton Fire Rescue district chief Rob Garth said.

“It’s confirmed there was an individual in the house that is deceased,” he said, adding he was not sure if it was a man or a woman and that Edmonton police were investigating.

Police said the arson unit and Edmonton fire were investigating the fire and death, and the Medical Examiner had visited the house.

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“After examining the scene, arson unit detectives believe at this time that the circumstances are not suspicious,” police said in an update late Wednesday morning.

Edmonton firefighters responded to a two-story home in a cul-de-sac on 157 Avenue near 77 Street, shortly after 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Edmonton firefighters responded to a two-story home in a cul-de-sac on 157 Avenue near 77 Street, shortly after 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Dave Carels, Global News

Garth said the neighbouring homes were not affected by the fire.

No details are known about the person who was found dead.

— More to come…