Two dead after Olds-area farm house destroyed by fire

Two people are dead following a fire that destroyed a home on an acreage southwest of Olds on Monday.

Two people are dead following a fire that destroyed a home on an acreage southwest of Olds on Monday.

Fire investigators confirmed two deceased persons were recovered from the fire scene this afternoon.

The bodies have been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Investigators are working with the Medical Examiner’s Office to establish identity. The autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Joe Sangster said the Olds fire department was called to a fire at the home south of Olds around 4 a.m. on Monday.

Sangster said the home was “to the ground” when crews arrived. There were no other buildings or structures at risk.

They are not releasing the address of the home to keep people away from the scene.

Sangster said a couple lived in the home.

Alberta fire investigators and fire crews are on site. Police continue to speak with witnesses.

Sangster said at this time the fire is not being treated as suspicious.