Crawford County Sheriff conducting death investigation after fire

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Crawford County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation following an early morning fire.

Officials say at 3:41 this morning they received a 911 call reporting a house fire at 143 South 250th Street. While authorities were extinguishing the fire, an adult female was found dead inside the home. Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office were contacted. The body was transported to Kansas City for an autopsy.

Officials say the cause of the fire is undetermined and the investigation is ongoing. Arma Fire, Frontenac Fire, Baker Fire, Crawford County EMS, and the State Fire Marshal’s responded.

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