CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The investigation continues into a deadly house fire that broke out Wednesday morning in the Poconos.

Officials confirm one person died in the house fire on Hill Road, three others were inside at the time but were able to escape.

Pennsylvania State Police said Lisandra Ortiz, a 44-year-old female from Chestnuthill Township, has been identified as the person who died in the fire.

A neighbor says the neighborhood is quiet and nothing has ever happened as tragic as this in more than 20 years.

“You could hear the crackling of the fire, it looked like it was pretty much, the house was engulfed with flames already at the time,” stated Siv Henriksen, Chestnut Hill Township.

Siv Henriksen watches as first responders work the scene of a house fire in Chestnuthill Township Wednesday morning.

She says an ambulance siren work her up around 7 in the morning.

“That’s when I saw the black smoke and the flames actually above the tree and I said, ‘oh my goodness, this is terrible.’ I actually ran to my husband and said, ‘there’s a house on fire,” explained Henriksen.

Several fire departments responded to the call of someone possibly being trapped inside – state police later confirmed one person died in the fire, and three others were able to escape.

With the cause of the fire still under investigation – a neighbor tells eyewitness news she’s stunned by the tragedy.

“I didn’t hear anything I was asleep. But yeah I’m really shocked to see this. I always walk through this neighborhood with my friend and it’s sad,” stated Inaya Styles.

Fire officials say one of the residents who escaped was flown to a nearby hospital – along with a firefighter taken from the scene by ambulance.

“We did have one firefighter go to the hospital with heat exhaustion, he is doing well. We expect him to be released today,” explained Don Zipp, Chestnuthill Township Fire Marshall

The state police fire marshal determined the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

This investigation remains open, Eyewitness News will update you if there are any further developments.