Two elderly people were found dead in this Chandler home after a fire early Wednesday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News)
CHANDLER, AZ (CBS5) -
Chandler firefighters an elderly couple was found dead inside their home after a fire early Wednesday morning.
An 83-year-old woman was found near the bathroom and a 72-year-old man in the bedroom of the house near Warner and Alma School roads after the fire was reported shortly after midnight, Chandler Police Sgt. Joe Favazzo said.
He said no cause had been determined, but there were reports the woman was on oxygen and that both she and the man were smokers.
He said arson investigators from the police and fire departments were investigating the cause, though there was no immediate evidence it was set. He said investigators were looking into whether there were working smoke detectors in the home.
Favazzo said two greyhounds also died in the fire.
Favazzo said the relationship between the man and woman had not been determined.
No other information was immediately available.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:34:15 GMT
Phoenix city leaders are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as a new flash flood watch is posted for mid-week.More >
A rainbow over the Superstition Mountains late Monday afternoon sets the stage for some significant changes to come. A flash flood watch is in effect in advance of abundant tropical moisture headed this way. More >
Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:01:09 GMT
A sample of ceiling sheet rock, provided by Laguna Village resident Jessica Ford, to Southeast Environmental Microbiology Laboratories – where it tested positive for stachybotrys.More >
CBS 5 News sent a sample of ceiling sheet rock, provided by Laguna Village resident Jessica Ford, to Southeast Environmental Microbiology Laboratories – where it tested positive for stachybotrys, a black mold that can produce toxic spores.More >