Two dead following Williams Lake house fire police deem suspicious

Two people are dead following a fire involving two houses in Williams Lake Thursday.

Williams Lake RCMP say they responded to the blazem, in the 1400-block of Broadway Avenue, shortly after 3 a.m.

When members arrived on scene the home was fully engulfed in flames and observed another home nearby was also on fire.

All occupants of the first home had escaped the structure and were accounted for. The occupants of the second home did not get out and police confirm that two people who were in the home at the time of the fire are deceased.

Police and Williams Lake Fire Department continue to investigate both fires and believe the fires to be suspicious.

Fire Investigators, North District Major Crime, North District General Investigators, and Forensic Identification Services have been called upon to assist in this investigation.

The names and genders of the deceased individuals are not being released at this time.