New Brunswick

2 people found dead after house fire in Upper Salmon Creek

Two people have been found dead after a house fire in Upper Salmon Creek, N.B., a community 70 kilometres east of Fredericton. 

RCMP and fire marshal investigating

The bodies of two people were found after fire destroyed this house in Upper Salmon Creek, N.B., on Saturday. (Submitted/Chipman Fire Department)

Two people have been found dead after a house fire in Upper Salmon Creek, N.B., a community 70 kilometres east of Fredericton. 

Police say they responded to a report of the fire Saturday at about 8 a.m. Most of the home was destroyed upon arrival.

The two bodies were found inside the burned house.

Fire Departments from nearby Chipman and Minto responded to the call. 

Chipman Fire Chief Barry Armstrong said the house was in flames when they got there.

"The problem that we had, because of the massive fire and high winds, there was no way that we could even get inside the structure."

Armstrong said firefighters were told upon arrival that there might be people inside the home and the people hadn't been seen since the day before. 

Two bodies were found after a house fire in Upper Salmon Creek, N.B. RCMP are working with the fire marshal and the coroner to determine the cause of the fire and to identify the victims. (Gary Moore/CBC)

He said he didn't the know the people who died.

"I know they moved here from out west, I guess, a few years ago." 

Police say they are working with the New Brunswick fire marshal's office to determine the cause of the fire. Police are also working with the coroner's office to confirm the identities of the victims and cause of death.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the investigation to contact the West District RCMP at 1-888-506-7267. 

 

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