Saturday Emporia Fire Kills One

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Authorities in Emporia are investigating a fire that apparently killed one person Saturday.

That according to our radio partner KVOE in Emporia.

Fire crews responded to 1235 Exchange just before 3 a.m.

They found heavy smoke coming from the upstairs windows.

The victim was found on the second floor and could not be revived.

Firefighters say all other occupants escaped or were not home when the fire began.

The residence, which had been split into four apartments was destroyed.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation.