Elderly couple perishes in house fire at Coley's Point

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Members of the Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department battled a blaze at this residence on Neck Rd. in Coley's Point early Wednesday (Nov. 21) evening.

An elderly married couple died today in a house fire on Neck Road in Coley's Point.

The Bay Roberts Fire Department first arrived on the scene of the tragedy shortly before 2 p.m., and was able to save the dwelling from complete destruction.

There is some visible burn damage to the home's exterior.

All emergency crews have now left the scene, but it was a difficult afternoon for family members and emergency responders. Shocked family members could be seen comforting each other at the scene.

The remains of the two victims were removed from the home shortly after 4 p.m.

In addition to the fire, responders also dealt with bone-chilling winds.

Fire Chief Clarence Russell said he would be able to provide more details on Thursday.

Meanwhile, an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.



Organizations: Point.The Bay Roberts Fire Department

Geographic location: Neck Road

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  • Bernice M
    November 23, 2012 - 08:27

    Heartfelt sympathies, you are in my prayers.

  • Marlene
    November 21, 2012 - 23:43

    Eileen and Jim..........our hearts break for you and your family. I will put you both in our prayers. Love you both!

    • Katy
      November 22, 2012 - 06:36

      Has the family agreed to the names being released? Yes, those close to the family know who it was, but unless their family has said to name them in public, perhaps this type of post could be withheld for the family's sake?

  • Christine
    November 21, 2012 - 22:48

    Such a sad event... May God bless and comfort all! RIP.

  • Peggy
    November 21, 2012 - 19:00

    This tragedy is absolutely heartbreaking. Deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends. God bless you.