A house fire Monday morning in Jefferson County claimed a life.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says fire crews were called just after 6:15 am Monday to 8335 Hamilton Road in rural Ozawkie, east of Lake Perry. A person was found deceased in the home.
A news release from the sheriff's office states that it is presumed the home's owner is the fire victim, however, the body was sent to First Call Morgue in Kansas City for positive identification and an autopsy.
Fire departments from Fairview, Ozawkie, Oskaloosa, and Kentucky Townships all assisted at the scene. The Kansas State Fire Marshall and the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office are investigating what caused the fire.