Fatal Fire In Rice

Fatal Fire In Rice Click to Enlarge Photo: Jake Judd (KNSI)

(KNSI) - Police are investigating after a person was killed in a fire in Rice on Friday morning.

According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, firefighters were called to Janski Garage, 50 Division Street North, in Rice, around 9:00 a.m. where officials found three campers parked next to each other and that all three of them were engulfed in flames.

Witnesses told police that there was a person known to stay in the camper and that this person may have been inside one of the campers when the fire started.

Upon arriving on scene, Rice Fire Fighters extinguish the fire and found one adult victim.

The body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and an autopsy.

Police say the cause of the fire and manner of death remain under investigation.

Investigators say there's no evidence there is any danger to the public.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact the Rice Police Department at (320) 968-7201.

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