PHOENIX -- One person was found dead after a fire broke out in a Phoenix townhome Thursday morning.
Phoenix firefighters were called to the complex near 16th Street and Maryland Avenue at approximately 9:30 a.m. and found the body in one of the units.
No information about the victim has been released and the cause of death has not been determined.
The townhome was a complete loss.
Deputy Chief Frank Salomon with the Phoenix Fire Department said a firewall helped contained the fire to the west side of the building.
At this time, it is not clear what caused the fire.
"There was a tremendous amount of fire with such a short response time," Salomon said. "Investigators will be looking to see, obviously, what was the initial cause of the fire and why did it spread so quickly."