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Associated Press, Published December 08 2011

Itasca County couple die in house fire

COHASSET, Minn. – Authorities continue investigating but believe a house fire that killed a husband and wife here was electrical.

Authorities were called to the fire around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the house.

Firefighters found two victims dead inside the home while trying to contain the blaze.

Itasca County Sheriff Vic Williams identified the victims as 56-year-old Linda Marie Lumley and her 49-year-old husband, Harold Raymond Lumley. Chief Deputy Gregg Deutsch said the couple’s three dogs also died in the fire.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.