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1 dead after Fort Collins house fire

The fire was in the basement of a home in the 800 block of Peterson Street Sunday night.
Credit: Poudre Fire Authority

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — One person is dead after a fire in the basement of a Fort Collins home Sunday night, according to Poudre Fire Authority (PFA).

PFA tweeted just before 8:30 p.m. that firefighters were at the scene of a structure fire in the 800 block of Peterson Street. 

PFA said they found smoke and flames on the backside of the house and called for a second alarm.

While one crew worked on the fire, PFA said, another searched the home and found the body of a deceased man.  

No other injuries were reported, according to PFA.

The cause is under investigation. PFA said a fire investigator and Fort Collins Police remained at the scene gathering information.

Credit: Poudre Fire Authority

The man killed in the fire was identified by the Larimer County coroner's office as 65-year-old Charles Clark.

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