One person dies after fire breaks out inside Glendale home

GLENDALE (WITI) -- Officials in Glendale say one person died in a fire that broke out at a home on Bridgewood Lane on Saturday, February 8th, just before 10:00 p.m. -- and the home where it happened is a total loss.

A Glendale police officer on patrol noted the fire coming from a home in a cul-de-sac on Bridgewood Lane and responded to the scene. Additional crews were dispatched to the scene.

Heavy fire was noted in both the front and the rear of the home. Crews aggressively knocked the fire down from the exterior of the home until conditions improved and crews were able to get into the home.

"You could definitely see the flames shooting up through the roof. The fire trucks just kept pouring in to the point where they actually were blocking off Bender Road. It's the first major thing we've had happen in the neighborhood for many, many years. To see that it was that bad a fire and on our block -- that's a little scary," a witness told FOX6 News.

The fire was ultimately brought under control and extinguished.

Shortly after the arrival of fire crews, a large area of the roof collapsed. Additionally, fire damage on the first floor was so extensive that an area of the first floor burned through and collapsed into the basement.

The victim in this case was located on the first floor of the home -- in the living room.

The Medical Examiner's Office is working to positively identify the victim and determine an official cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

No other injuries were reported.

Fire crews say the origin of the fire appears to be a first floor living room. The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A fire official told FOX6 News due to the extensive damage, determining a final cause of the fire may be difficult.

Fire officials say the home had no smoke detectors.