A person was found dead inside a Columbia Avenue home after a late-night fire.


The Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to a structure fire at 466 Columbia Ave. at about midnight last night.


Police say, upon arrival at the home, they saw fire coming from the roof of the residence, and police and firefighters later found the victim inside the residence.


The identity of the victim has not yet been released.


†The Aiken Department of Public Safety and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division are conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire, police said.