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Kokomo police have confirmed that one person has been found dead inside the house at 1825 Columbus Blvd. on Friday. Police had gone to the house for a welfare check and found the house on fire.

Police say a person has died in a house fire Friday afternoon at 1825 Columbus Blvd., located on the city’s northwest side.

Kokomo Police Maj. Brian Seldon said officers were dispatched to the house just after 3 p.m. on a welfare check. When they arrived, they saw the house was on fire.

A Kokomo Tribune photographer on scene reported flames coming from under the eaves of the house, along with billowing smoke.

Seldon said officers are also investigating whether ammunition was in the house that may have detonated during the fire.

As of press time, the name of the deceased had not been released.

Carson Gerber can be reached at 765-854-6739, carson.gerber@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @carsongerber1.

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Carson Gerber is a reporter for the Kokomo Tribune and can be reached at 765-854-6739, carson.gerber@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @carsongerber1.

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