UPDATE: Elderly woman dies in Berrien Co. house fire

Berrien Co., Mich. One person is dead after flames tore through a Berrien County home.

The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday in the 1800 block of West Wagner Road in Weesaw Township.

That's about five miles north of Galien.

Firefighters battling the blaze discovered a body inside, believed to be the homeowner, who didn't make it out alive.

The victim has tentatively been identified as Helen Ott, 86.

The state fire marshall has listed the cause of the fire as unknown due to the severe damage.

The house is a total loss.

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