UPDATE | Jan. 3 — The Loveland Police Department said investigators do not believe a criminal offense occurred in connection with this house fire.
"The nature of the fire appears to be accidental with the immediate cause of the fire determined to be electrical," the department said. "Chief Doran wishes to thank all the first responders from the agencies identified below who assisted the Loveland Police Department with this investigation."
LOVELAND, Colo. — One person was found dead and two others were injured following a house fire in Loveland early Saturday morning.
Firefighters got the call around 3:22 a.m. and responded to a home in the 3100 block of Butternut Drive. A 911 caller reported the fire.
Police said three people were inside the home at the time of the fire. One occupant was found deceased and another person was transported to a Denver hospital for severe burns.
The third person was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, according to the Loveland Police Department, which is assisting in the investigation into how the fire started.
Additionally, arson Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office are on scene and assisting in the investigation.
Anyone with any information or leads regarding this investigation should call the Loveland Police Department tip line at (970)-962-2032 or Larimer County Crime Stoppers at (970)-221-6868.