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POLK CITY, Iowa – One person has died following a house fire in Polk City Tuesday night.

Firefighters responded to 713 Washington Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday. When crews arrived on the scene, they were told one person remained in the home. Crews located the victim in the home’s basement. Officials said the victim was taken to a nearby ambulance where resuscitation efforts began but were not successful.

The cause of the fire and death are still under investigation. No other information is being released at this time.