1 person dies in southwest Missouri house fire

ASH GROVE, Mo. (AP) — One person has died in a house fire in the southwest Missouri town of Ash Grove.

Broadcaster KSPR (http://bit.ly/TKe0XV) reports that the victim was a homeowner, but the person's name hasn't been released.

Firefighters from several cities responded after the blaze broke out early Saturday. Ash Grove Fire Protection District Chief Tony Monnig said investigators remained on the scene Saturday afternoon.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office is helping with the investigation.

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