Bay St. George RCMP is investigating a fatal house fire that occurred on Friday morning in Stephenville, N.L.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, Bay St. George RCMP received a report of a residential fire on St. George`s Avenue in Stephenville. The fire was concentrated on one side of a duplex residential unit.
Members of the Stephenville Fire Department extinguished the fire however, a preliminary investigation has revealed that an 81-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman were found deceased inside the residence.
RCMP is working with fire officials to determine the cause of the fire however it is not believed to be suspicious. The investigation is ongoing.