Fatal house fire in central Alberta leaves two dead

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Fatal house fire in central Alberta leaves two dead
It’s a tragic Labour Day weekend for the small community of Trochu, northeast of Calgary after two people died in a house fire Sunday morning. Carolyn Kury de Castillo spoke with a neighbour who tried to save the people from the burning home – Sep 4, 2022

Two people are dead following a fatal house fire in Trochu, Alta. early Sunday morning.

A 68-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman, who were believed to be the residents and the only people home, were trapped inside the residence as it caught fire around 4 a.m., according to a police news release.

Damage done to a Trochu residence after a fatal fire killed two people Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Global News

Neighbours recalled looking out their windows in the middle of the night to see the trailer ablaze.

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“When I woke up it was quiet, no one was around. The trailer was ablaze. It was like a nightmare,” said Julie Flueck who lives next door.

Flueck, her daughter, and another residence were evacuated while the fire was ongoing.

The cause of the fire is unknown, however, Three Hills RCMP and Trochu Fire Department are investigating.

Trochu is located approximately 90 kilometres southeast of Red Deer, Alta.

— With files from Carolyn Kury de Castillo, Global News

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