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Two dead following house fire in South Bend

Two people were pronounced dead following a fire in the 2400 block of Kenwood Avenue in South Bend.

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating a house fire that left two people dead early Saturday, July 19, The Elkhart Truth’s news partner WNDU reported.

Fire crews responded to reports of a house fire at about 5:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Kenwood Avenue, The South Bend Tribune reported. 

The victims were identified as George D. Bailey, 55, of South Bend, and Angela Williams, 43, of South Bend, according to WNDU.

One of the fire victims was pronounced dead inside the house. A second fire victim was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend and was later pronounced dead.

Officials have not said whether they have determined what caused the fire. However, Commander Tim Corbett with the Metro Homicide Unit said investigators have reason to suspect arson, the Tribune reported.

See the full story from the Tribune for more information.


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