Person, Cats Found Dead After Seymour Fire

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013  |  Updated 5:04 PM EDT
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An overnight fire in Seymour took the life of one person and four cats. Investigators are working to determine a cause of the fire and identity of the body.

An overnight fire in Seymour took the life of one person and four cats. Investigators are working to determine a cause of the fire and identity of the body.

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The state fire marshal is investigating an overnight fire in Seymour after a person and four cats were found dead.

Fire officials said the blaze broke out just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday in a garage at 105 Davis Street and spread to the home.

The body was found in the garage during what fire officials referred to as "the overhaul."

"During overhaul was when we found the human remains. We stopped what we were doing and called the state's marshal office" Paul Wetowitz, the Seymour fire marshal, said.

Neighbors said a woman lived alone in the house, but officials have not said whether the body found is female or male.

When firefighters arrived early this morning, the garage was fully engulfed and they had difficulty getting to the person inside.

The fire caused extensive damage to the home.

Arson dogs have been brought in and the fire marshal is investigating what caused the fatal fire.

The medical examiner has removed the remains from the house and an autopsy will be performed. 

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