ROYAL OAK (WWJ) — An elderly Royal Oak resident died in an early-morning house fire on Saturday.

Royal Oak police say the homeowner died when a house in the area of Minerva and 4th Street became engulfed in flames just after 2 a.m. Officers quickly responded and the house and saw heavy smoke coming from the roof.

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According to the official Royal Oak City Hall Facebook page, the victim was a 70-year-old female resident.

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Despite efforts by police and fire personnel to locate the homeowner, the intensity of the fire and smoke hampered entry into the home and caused a portion of the first floor to collapse.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with minimal damage to neighboring homes and no other injuries were reported.

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Preliminary investigation indicates the home was not affected by the recent power outage.