Sad news from Hamilton Township as local resident has died in a house fire.

Hamilton Township Police say the fire happened early Thursday morning in the 6800 block of Landis Avenue. When crews arrived on the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

Police say an 85-year-old resident was able to escape from the fire, but another resident died inside the home.

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Police have not released the victim's name, pending positive identification.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

SOURCE: Hamilton Township Police Department