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Two people and their dog died in southeast Charlotte house fire early Thursday

Site of the deadly house fire that killed two people in southeast Charlotte early Thursday.
Site of the deadly house fire that killed two people in southeast Charlotte early Thursday.

Two people died in a house fire early Thursday on Wingfield Lane in the Marlwood community of southeast Charlotte.

The fire was first reported at 8315 Wingfield Lane about 1 a.m. It took 40 minutes to bring under control with the help of 50 firefighters. The home was largely destroyed.

Family members identified the victims as Dennis Swafford and Susan Swafford. Their dog Sandy was also killed in the fire, reported the Observer’s news partner WBTV.

Fire crews tried desperately to save the two people inside, but one victim died at the scene and the other died at the hospital, reported WSOC. Investigators believe only two people were in the home.

Firefighters were alerted to the fire after a neighbor spotted the flames and called 911, reported WSOC.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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