3 people dead in house fire on Lac Ste. Anne: RCMP

Parkland County RCMP say three people are dead following a house fire on Lac Ste. Anne over the weekend.

Police said the fire broke out at a home in Darbyson Estates early Sunday.

“From talking to our fire chief, by the time the call came in the place was pretty much fully engulfed,” Lac Ste. Anne County Reeve Joe Blakeman said Monday.

Once the fire was out, three bodies were found inside the home, according to police.

The RCMP has not released any information about the victims, but said autopsies will be scheduled for a later date.

Blakeman said he did not know the people who died in the fire, but said the rural community will come together to support their loved ones.

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“Like a typical rural community, everybody will get together and be strong and support the family that’s left in any way that we can.”

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Investigators completed an initial investigation into the blaze and police said it’s not being treated as suspicious. The investigation into the fire is ongoing.

Blakeman said 14 firefighters from three stations responded to the call.

More information is expected from police later Monday.

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Lac Ste. Anne is located about an hour west of Edmonton.

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