2 die in Gatineau house fire
A man and woman in their 60s were found in basement by fire crews Thursday
Two people firefighters found overcome by smoke in the basement of a burning home in Gatineau on Thursday have died, Outaouais paramedics confirmed to CBC News Friday.
A 60-year-old man and 61-year-old woman were found in cardiac arrest. Paramedics say they were pronounced dead in hospital.
The fire started just before 4 p.m. Thursday at a single-storey home on rue la Madeleine in the Lac-Beauchamp district.
Fire crews brought the blaze under control at about 4:45 p.m. The total damage is estimated at $54,000.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation; however, police say it appears to be accidental.
With files from Radio-Canada