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The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two deaths after a fire Tuesday night in Troutman.

Firefighters fought a blaze on Loram Drive near Troutman.

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell didn’t identify the two people found inside or their relationship. He said that, in the course of the investigation into the deaths, officers were made aware of a domestic dispute at the home earlier on Tuesday that prompted an adult child to leave. He said law enforcement had not been called in relation to the dispute.

Iredell County Fire Marshal David Souther said the investigators had not determined the cause of the fire.

Firefighters arrived on the scene Tuesday night to find heavy flames coming from the front of the house. It took a little more than two hours to get the fire under control. At least six separate fire departments responded, including an air unit.

Firefighters try to douse the flames.

Investigation ongoing

Campbell said that, as of noon on Wednesday, there were still investigators on scene who would be there for some time.

In a news release, Campbell said “This is a two part investigation, the cause and origin of the fire together with a death investigation. Evidence has been collected associated with the case and additional evidence is expected to be found.”

According to the sheriff’s office, autopsies will be conducted to determine the identity of the victims and the cause of death.

Contact Ben Gibson at bgibson@statesville.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter at @BenGibsonSRL

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