Firefighters discover body after fire destroys DeKalb County house

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Fire officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that left one person dead and threatened others houses around.

DeKalb County fire officials said they were called to the home on Berryside Drive in Lithonia around 5:20 a.m. and they arrived, the flames were so intense that firefighters were unable to enter offensive mode.

Firefighters said the intense fire damaged homes next door.

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When crews were able to get the fire under control, they found the remains of a person inside.

Officials do not know who the victim is or how the fire started.

The fire is under investigation.