One found dead after days-old fire discovered in rural DeFuniak Springs

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -- A trailer fire in the back woods of DeFuniak Springs has left one person dead.

According to the Walton County Sheriff's Office, they responded to a call for a destroyed trailer home on County Highway 183 S just after 10:00 Thursday morning.

When they arrived, they discovered a fire scene with one person's remains inside.

Officials said it was apparent from the lack of heat emitting from the structure that the fire occurred days before and because the location of the incident--down a long driveway isolated from the main road--it was difficult to see, which they believe is why the fire was not initially reported.

The medical examiner will do an autopsy to identify the victim and the State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

No word yet to what caused the fire.