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Two dead after house fire in northern Sask.

The cause of a deadly fire on a northern Saskatchewan First Nation is under investigation. Google Maps

ENGLISH RIVER FIRST NATION, Sask. – Two people are dead after a house fire in northern Saskatchewan. RCMP were called to the 100-block of Mink Avenue on English River First Nation at around 11 p.m. Sunday where a residence was fully engulfed in flames.

A 24-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy were removed from the building by members of the community and the local fire department. RCMP say both were taken to the English River health station where they were declared dead.

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The victims’ names are not being released at this time. Autopsies have been ordered to take place later this week in Saskatoon.

Due to the site still being hot, the RCMP fire examiner cannot get close enough to investigate. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time.

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