- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield fire officials say the cause of a fire that killed two people this week has not been determined.

The two victims were found dead in the home Monday. They were identified Thursday as 73-year-old Ronald Hanes and his wife, 71-year-old Onna Hanes.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (https://sgfnow.co/1O3QQNs ) fire department spokeswoman Cara Erwin said autopsies indicated the two died of smoke inhalation.

Erwin said nothing has been ruled out but the fire is not considered suspicious.

Firefighters couldn’t enter the home Monday morning because damage to the structure made it unsafe. The bodies were found when heavy machinery sifted through the remnants of the house.

Three firefighters were treated and released for minor burns suffered while putting out the fire.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com


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