BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) — One person is dead after a standoff with Bath Township police, which involved a large barn fire, occurred Tuesday afternoon.

According to a release from the Bath Township Police Department, the incident began with a welfare check at a home on Clark Road at around 9:16 a.m.

Police say repeated attempts were made to communicate with the person, who has not yet been identified, and officers on the scene reported hearing what could have been gunshots coming from the residence.

The Clinton County Special Operations Team was deployed due to the potential danger for the responding officers and nearby public, police said.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department tried deploying a drone for a closer look, with no success. Shortly thereafter, law enforcement confirmed numerous shots were fired from inside the home into the surrounding area.

Over the course of the next few hours, officers made more attempts to contact the person via phone and loudspeaker, but did not get a response.

The Bath Township property where the fire and standoff took place.

Officers observed the person fire multiple shots from the residence into the area near responding officers.

While still attempting to make contact with the person, officers saw smoke rising from the home.

Police say the person’s “erratic and dangerous behavior” prevented fire crews from immediately extinguishing the fire.

The fire was contained, but the structure was ultimately a total loss.

Crews investigating the scene later located the deceased person in the remnants of the burned building.

Bath Township police say they are working with the family to fully determine what led to the incident.