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2 killed in Vernon County house fire

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Fatal house fire

Smoke billows from a house that burned in the town of Forest in the early morning hours of Aug. 1. Two people died in the blaze.

TOWN OF FOREST -- Authorities are investigating a house fire that killed two people early Monday in Vernon County.

Passersby reported a fire had engulfed a house off Valley Avenue North between Burr-Salem Road and Hwy. P about 6:50 a.m., according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities are not releasing the names of the two killed pending notification of family.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting the investigation.

Anyone with information or who drove past the house late Sunday or early Monday is asked to called the sheriff’s department at 1-800-637-2123 or 608-637-2124.

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