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Colorado authorities identify 2 killed in house fire

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 18:07:19-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Two Colorado residents who died in a house fire have been identified.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Monday that the Larimer County Coroner's Office identified the grandfather and grandson killed in a Fort Collins house fire Saturday as 62-year-old Bruce Bennett and 19-year-old Tyler Mitchell.

Officials say Mitchell died from smoke inhalation, and Bennett's death is being reviewed as a medical event exacerbated by the fire.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says two other adults escaped from the fire, one was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and the other was treated at the scene.

Authorities say the flame-engulfed house is about 60 miles north of Denver.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.