UPDATE: Coroner identifies person found dead after Tipton County fire

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TIPTON, Ind. – Authorities say they found human remains after battling a fire in Tipton early Saturday morning.

They were called to the blaze on the 1800 block of N CR 700 E around 4:15 a.m. and found the structure fully engulfed in flames, as well as partially collapsed.

A detached garage was also found partially burnt and a car parked in the driveway was declared a total loss. Officers were unable to enter the home to search for any occupants due to the flames.

Firefighters worked for approximately three hours to put out the fire. No residents were found during that time, but a cadaver dog later found the human remains in the debris.

On Thursday, the Tipton County Coroner identified the victim as Jessica S. Wise, 41. Wise was the only occupant of the residence. No foul play is suspected at this time.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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