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At 7:00 a.m. this morning the Asheville Fire Department was dispatched to 25 Mountain View Rd. in response to a reported structure fire and possible subject still inside. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the residence. The fire was extinguished quickly while crews searched the home. The victim was located in the bathroom. The identity of the victim has not been released, and the fire scene is under investigation by the Asheville Buncombe Arson Task Force. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.