Dead body discovered at Vivian house fire

By Dan Jovic |, Jade Cunningham |

Published 05/19 2014 04:34AM

Updated 05/19 2014 12:23PM

Authorities in Vivian discover a dead body as they battle a blaze on Jackson Street.

Officials with the Vivian Police Department tell NBC 6 News they began receiving calls of a house fire at 620 Jackson Street around 3:15 a.m.

Police and fire crews arrived at the scene and discovered a deceased female as they worked to extinguish the blaze. Authorities do not know if she died from the fire, or beforehand.

Police are currently searching for a man who lives at the Jackson Street address. They say he is the run, but they would not identify he or the deceased female.

We have a crew heading to the scene and we'll bring you updates as soon as they come into our newsroom.

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