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Two die in northeast Charlotte house fire, victims ID'd

Two dead in East Charlotte house fire
Published: Aug. 1, 2015 at 10:33 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2015 at 12:45 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte fire says a house fire, that killed two people in northeast Charlotte, was started accidentally.

Nellie Davis, 74, and Lonnie Davis Jr., 73, were identified as victims in the fire.

The fire broke out around 1:35 a.m. Saturday on Tom Hunter Road and Reagan Drive. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the two-story home.

According to Charlotte fire, the Davis' were found unresponsive inside the home by firefighters. The first company to arrive at the home reportedly went inside and found one of the victims as additional companies started fighting the fire. Firefighters found the second victim inside the home shortly after. Both Nellie and Lonnie were pronounced dead on scene.

Charlotte fire officials say the fired started in the den of the house, and the cause was an "electrical malfunction"

It took 27 firefighters to control the fire in about 27 minutes. Investigators say the fire caused about $25,000 in damage.

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