Resident dies in Osceola house fire

A fire in the 10000 block of Lehman Street in Osceola claimed the life of one person Thursday morning. The home is west of Ash Road in St. Joseph County. 

OSCEOLA — Mishawaka and Penn Township fire departments were called to a fatal house fire in Osceola on Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to a call at 10308 Lehman Street west of Ash Road about 9:05 a.m. One person was found dead inside the single-story house, according to the St. Joseph County Police Department.

Sheriff William Redman said positive identification of the decease male had not been made and no additional information would be released until relatives could be notified.   

A dog also was found dead inside the home, Redman said. 

Fire officials believe the blaze started in the attic.

The fire was being investigated by county patrol officers and detectives, the State Fire Marshal and the St. Joseph County Coroner.

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