A child and an adult have been killed in a house fire in Fox Lake, Alta.
RCMP in Fox Lake were called about the fire on River Road at around 12:35 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. When they arrived, the house was engulfed in flame and local firefighters were already battling the blaze.
Four other people needed treatment for smoke inhalation. Three of them were airlifted to Fort Vermilion for treatment and medical attention and one person was taken to the Health Centre in Fox Lake where they were treated and released. Two were unaccounted for.
The blaze at the Little Red River Cree Nation destroyed the house.
“The thoughts of the RCMP are with the family of those lost in this tragic fire, as well as with the members of the community of Fox Lake at this time,” police said.
The names of the dead are not being released by the RCMP.
The remains of the two people killed were found Wednesday morning in the burned out structure.
Fox Lake is about 700 kilometres north of Edmonton.