Two confirmed dead in Bonavista house fire

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Two people are confirmed dead as the result of a house fire in Bonavista this morning.

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Sgt. David Haines of the Bonavista detachment of the RCMP told The Packet they received a call about the fire at Chard’s Hill around 6:50 this morning.

Haines said the Bonavista Fire Department was also on scene at the same time.

The RCMP officer said the house was owned by a couple, in their 50s, and they both perished in the fire.

The house is still standing, but there is extensive fire damage inside the dwelling.

Sgt. Haines said fire investigators are on scene right now and the provincial Fire Commissioner will be arriving to assist with the investigation.

Names of the deceased have not yet been released.

Organizations: RCMP, Bonavista house, Bonavista Fire Department

Geographic location: Bonavista

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