DETROIT – A man and woman died in a Detroit house fire on Tracey Street that happened Monday afternoon, the Detroit Fire Department confirmed.
According to DFD Deputy Fire Commissioner, Dave Fornell, one of the victims was 78 years old and the other was in their 60s.
Fornell added that one was bedridden and the other used a walker.
The couple was found in the back bedroom.
“The guys tried but there was nothing we could do. They were already dead even before we technically arrived,” said Detroit Fire Chief Marvin Parker.
Officials said one of the victims was on oxygen but they do not believe it was what started the flames.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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