Fire officials confirm one fatality after a house fire in Jefferson County.

The fire happened at a home on Township Road 159 in Rayland around 5:30 Thursday evening.

By the time fire officials arrived, the fire was contained, but the smoke was not. There were two people inside at the time of the fire; a man and a woman. The woman was able to escape, but the man died.

Smithfield and Brilliant Fire Departments were on scene with others on standby.

The State Fire Marshall was also on scene and is investigating the cause of the fire.