UPDATE: The victim in Wednesday's house fire has been identified as 52-year-old Joseph Anthony Menzel. Menzel escaped from the house, but while outside he began complaining of respiratory issues. He was taken to the hospital where he passed away. Authorities believe the fire was accidental and an investigation is ongoing.

Sunrise Beach, Mo.- One person has died as a result of a house fire in Sunrise Beach.

The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District released a statement on their Facebook page saying the fire happened Wednesday and that they are working with the state fire marshal's office to determine the cause of the fire.

Authorities say the heat and humidity made conditions tough to work in and they are thankful for mutual aid and EMS agencies that assisted.

The victim's name has not been released.