DES MOINES, Iowa — One person is dead after a house caught on fire Wednesday morning in Des Moines.
Des Moines fire crews said the fire call came in just before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
It happened in the 800 block of Knob Hill Drive, on the city's east side. A spokesperson for the Des Moines Fire Department said smoke could be seen from several blocks away, and flames were coming from multiple sides of the home.
Crews found 69-year-old Susan Sprouse in the home and pronounced her dead on scene after performing CPR.
The Des Moines Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire, but in a press release, the Des Moines Police Department said "preliminary examination of evidence indicates that this was an accidental fire."