1 dead in Zumbrota house fire Thursday

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(ABC 6 News) – One person has died in a house fire in Zumbrota Thursday afternoon.

Zumbrota police say they were notified of a fire alarm just after 1 p.m. at 630 5th St. W. A neighbor confirmed to Goodhue County dispatch that smoke was coming from the home.

When crews arrived, they found the home fully engulfed in smoke and were advised an elderly person was inside the home along with two dogs.

Police said the victim was found unresponsive and received medical attention by Zumbrota Area Ambulance Service, but despite lifesaving efforts made, the victim died at the scene. The two dogs were removed from the home and survived.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.