Fire-truckA house fire early this morning in Waterloo left one person dead. Firefighters were called to a home in the 700 block of Linden Avenue around 4:30 a.m.

The fire was apparently a minor one, however firefighters found the body of a woman inside the residence after they arrived on the scene. The victim is identified as 64-year-old Rebecca Lavenz.

The cause of the house fire is still under investigation, but authorities say they do not suspect foul play.

The house sustained some fire and smoke damage, although a dollar estimate was not available.

(Reporting by Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Waterloo)