ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the names of two of the four people who died in a fire that destroyed a house in northern Connecticut.
State police said on Friday that 59-year-old Orise Handfield and 36-year-old Cathy Armes, both of whom lived in the home, died of smoke inhalation.
The fire on Wednesday morning ripped through the two-family home in the working-class Thompsonville section of Enfield along the Connecticut River, about 20 miles north of Hartford. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
Five people survived the fire.
The medical examiner was still working Friday to identify the other two victims, who friends of the family said were Handfield’s adult grandson and another man who was in a relationship with Handfield’s other grandson.