One dead after early morning fire in Centralia

CENTRALIA — One person is dead after a Friday morning house fire in Centralia.

Centralia Fire Fighters were called to the scene at 5:39 a.m. and were pushed back by the blaze as they attempted to gain entry into the home in the 600 block of North Hickory. All available firemen were called along with the Centralia Fire Protection District.

The Marion County Coroner’s office was called to the scene after a body was discovered. The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.