One person died in a house fire in George shortly after midnight Sunday morning.
The George Fire Department was assisted by departments from seven communities in fighting the fire. One person perished in the blaze, but no name has been released. The fire departments were hampered by freezing water and sub-zero temperatures in fighting the fire. The George Fire Department was called back to the scene about 10:15 Sunday morning after a passerby reported flames had reappeared in the house.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office.