Person found dead in Middletown fire

Middletown firefighters on Monday morning were called to a fire on Vannest Avenue where a person was found dead.

The call was made at 5:41 a.m. to the 3000 block of Vannest. There was a fire in a garage that traveled to the home.

A person believed to be living in the garage is dead, officials said.

Middletown Fire Deputy Chief Brian Wright said the structure was “fully involved” when firefighters arrived. One person was able to escape.

A neighboring house sustained exposure damage, Wright said.

The fire is under investigation.

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