FREMONT, IN (WTVB) - One person is dead following a house fire late last night just across the Michigan border near Fremont in Northeast Indiana’s Steuben County. The alarm came in just before midnight from the residence in the 6000 east block of county road 500 North. Fremont police arrived first on the scene to discover occupants outside the home and the structure fully engulfed. It was immediately discovered that another family member was trapped inside the home. Rescue attempts were made but the fire was too involved to enter the structure and the occupant perished in the blaze. It took about 75 minutes to bring the fire under control.
The name of the victim was being withheld pending family notification. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, the Fremont Fire Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshall’s office are continuing their investigation of the fatal fire.