Remains of 2 people found inside home destroyed by fire, officials say

Remains of 2 people found inside home destroyed by fire, officials say
Fire near Eloy

The bodies of two people were found Monday inside a house that was destroyed by a fire late Sunday night, officials said.

Firefighters were called at 11:31 p.m. Sunday to a house on Highway 82 east of Elroy.

Deputies said a family member of the two people who lived in the home attempted unsuccessfully to get them out. The family member suffered multiple burns and was taken to a medical facility.

The deceased, believed to be the homeowners, were found in the remains of the house, officials said. Their names have not been released, pending positive identification and notification of family.

According to a release, the house was destroyed in the fire.

Firefighters remained at the scene until Monday morning.

The state fire marshal, the Elroy Fire Department and the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the fire.

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