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House Fire Kills One, Displaces Four Others

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- An early morning fire in Lansing left one person dead and four others without a home. 

Officials said they determined the cause of the fire to be accidental with the inability to rule out electrical issues.

Just before 4 a.m. Saturday, firefighters said they got a call from a neighbor who saw flames inside of a home on the 400 block of E. Everettdale.

When firefighters got to the scene they aggressively attacked the flames. While searching the home they discovered someone was still inside.

"The victim was removed from the residence and it was determined that the victim was deceased," said Lansing Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Weber.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

Officials said a Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine an official cause of death.

Also inside the home at the time of the fire were three adults and a child, all of whom escaped without harm.

"There was no other injuries to any civilians. There was no other injuries to any other firefighters," said Weber.

Officials said the fire stayed in one end of the home, but that did not stop smoke from devastating the rest of the house. The smoke, combined with water, severely damaged most of the home. Officials call it a "total loss."

Currently the home's residents are being assisted by family members and the Red Cross.

Officials said they expect to have autopsy results in the next few days.

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