Authorities say one person has died in a Methuen house fire, the second fatal blaze in town this year.
A police officer on patrol spotted flames coming from the Park Street home at about 4 a.m. Monday.
The house was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived.
A body was found in the home when the flames were doused.
Police describe the victim as a woman in her 50s, but no name was immediately released. The fire's cause remains under investigation.
An elderly couple died in a house fire in town in late February.
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