DETROIT – A couple died early Monday morning in a house fire on Detroit’s east side.
Officials say that a man and a woman were pulled from a burning home on Maiden Street, located near Chalmers Street and I-94, but they did not survive. The married couple was reportedly in their bedroom at the front of the home. The room did not sustain any fire damage, but did experience heavy smoke damage, officials said.
Authorities say the man and the woman, both in their late 60s, appear to have died from smoke inhalation.
The fire broke out at around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
Neighbors tell Local 4 that they pounded on the window of the home in an effort to wake the man and woman inside amid the fire, but they were unsuccessful.
The fire is still under investigation. Authorities were waiting for daylight to get a better view inside the home as they investigate the cause.
Foul play is not suspected at this time. No other details have been provided yet.
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