While Clark couldn’t say exactly how long it took for firefighters to battle back the blaze, he said “units managed to extinguish very quickly.”
Scott praised the “brave” firefighters “for their quick efforts to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to additional homes.”
Firefighters searched the house and found one person on the first floor and another in the basement, the department said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, and it’ll be up to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine what led to their deaths.
In the meantime, Clark said, fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.