At least one person died of a fire in a house near Logansport, Indiana.
The fire caught fire on Wednesday in the rural area of Cassans, about three miles from the city of Logansport, just before 14 hours local time. Two adults managed to escape when the flames invaded the house and were taken to a local hospital, according to the police sergeant in the state of Indiana. Tony Slocum.
The remote location of the house was a challenge for firefighters trying to access the nearest water source to extinguish the flames, Slocum said. The early morning fire is now completely extinguished.
Authorities found at least one body in the burned-out wreck of the collapsed house and were looking for others, Slocum said. The deceased person has not been identified.
"At present, we have a confirmed fatality," Slocum told reporters at a press conference Wednesday. "We are obviously trying to get into the structure and see if there is more body to recover." We expect this to be the case, but we do not have it. have not checked yet. "
The total number of missing people in the home's fire has not been confirmed, according to Indiana State Fire Marshal, Jim Greeson.
"There is so much destruction here," Greeson told reporters, adding that it was not clear whether the residence was equipped with smoke detectors.
The Cass County Sheriff's Office previously told ABC News that six people – four children and two adults – had been killed in the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation and the Office of the Fire Marshal of Indiana is conducting the investigation, which is being treated as a possible criminal case.
"We will consider this a criminal investigation until we discover the opposite," Slocum told reporters. "We are very early in this investigation."
Will Gretsky and Rachel Katz of ABC News contributed to this report.