Two people perished in an early Monday house fire in Wellfleet.
According to a release from the Wellfleet Police Department, the Wellfleet Fire Department was alerted to a strong odor of smoke from the area of South Wellfleet. An investigation led to the discovery of a residence at 65 4th Street on Lieutenant Island in South Wellfleet fully involved.
Fire Departments from several towns provided assistance in putting the fire out. The fire was contained to the building area, with the house being a total loss.
During the investigation it was learned that 2 individuals were deceased within the building. This is an active investigation under the direction of the MA State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and the State Fire Marshall’s Office. Wellfleet Police and Fire will be assisting with the investigation. Any further information will be released through the Barnstable District Attorney’s Office or the State Fire Marshall’s Office.