Two people are dead after an early-morning fire in a single-family home in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. in a 2-story home on East Street. Fire officials confirmed to WWLP that two people died. Their names have not been released, but the state fire marshal's office said they were "older adults" who are believed to be related.
A pet dog also died in the fire, officials said.
"Our hearts go out to the family who lost loved ones this morning,” Springfield Fire Commissioner Bernard Calvi said in a statement.
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Firefighters battled the blaze for about two hours before it was fully extinguished.
The investigation into the fire's origin and cause is being conducted jointly by Springfield police and fire and state police troopers assigned to the fire marshal's office and the Hampden District Attorney's Office. Preliminary evidence indicates the fire was accidental.