Gadsden Fire Department: Two dead in early-morning fire on Hill Avenue

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Two people died Friday in an early-morning house fire on Hill Avenue in Gadsden.
Two people died Friday in an early-morning house fire on Hill Avenue in Gadsden.

Two people died in an early morning fire at a residence in the 2100 block of Hill Avenue Friday, according to Gadsden Fire Chief Wil Reed.

The fire department responded when neighbors called 911 shortly after 3 a.m. Friday, Reed said, to find fire visible at the home.

"It was heavily involved," the chief said.

Firefighters tried enter the residence, he said, but the fire was heavy. They launched an aggressive attack and brought it under control.

When they were able to conduct a primary search of the residence, they discovered two people, both dead, according to a press release.

The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of family members, Reed said.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined. The fire is currently under investigation by the Gadsden Fire Department, the Etowah County Arson Task Force and the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Contact Gadsden Times reporter Donna Thornton at 256-393-3284 or donna.thornton@gadsdentimes.com.

This article originally appeared on The Gadsden Times: Gadsden house fire results in two deaths on Hill Avenue

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