One found dead in Portland house fire

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PORTLAND (AP) — A fire spokesman says one person has been found dead after a Thursday house fire in Southwest Portland.

Portland Fire & Rescue Lt. Rich Chatman said firefighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from a single-family residence and heard that an elderly man was still inside. Crews later found the dead person inside.

Investigators are working to determine the fire's cause.Chatman said he heard that neighbors tried, without success, to enter the house before firefighters arrived.