Editors note: This story has been clarified to read that the deceased individual had been located inside the church building.
Dugger, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — One person has died as a result of a fire Wednesday afternoon that spread from an old church in Dugger, Ind. to a house next door.
The original fire started around noon Wednesday at the former Methodist church located at 8065 E. Church Street. According to Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom, a couple was living in the old church.
At approximately 6:15 p.m., fire investigators discovered a deceased person inside the church, Cottom said.
The identity of the deceased has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
Cottom explained that the house next door caught fire due to exposure to the extreme temperatures of the church.
Just before 5 p.m, crews were still working to put out the flames on the house, but that structure is still intact. Only a doorframe and rubble remain on the church.
The cause of what started the fire at the church is under investigation.
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