Tragedy strikes Coley's Point

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Elderly couple perishes in house fire on Neck Road

Members of the Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department battled a blaze at this residence on Neck Rd. in Coley's Point early Wednesday (Nov. 21) evening.

An elderly married couple died today (Nov. 21) in a house fire on Neck Road in Coley's Point.

The Bay Roberts Fire Department first arrived on the scene of the tragedy shortly before 2 p.m., and were able to save the dwelling from complete destruction.

There is some visible burn damage to the home's exterior.

All emergency crews have now left the scene, but it was a difficult afternoon for family members and emergency responders. Shocked familiy members could be seen comforting each other at the scene.

The remains of the two victims were removed from the home shortly after 4 p.m.

In addition to the fire, responders also dealt with bone-chilling winds.

Fire Chief Clarence Russell said he would be able to provide more details on Thursday.

Meanwhile, an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

The Compass will provide updates as they become available. 

Geographic location: Neck Road

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