Update at 8:30 a.m. on 11-30-23: According to New York State Police, 56-year-old Michael Smith and 44-year-old Amanda Walker were found in the back bedroom of their Town of Conquest home.
Both victims were taken to the Onondaga County medical examiner for an autopsy.
The early morning fire also took the lives of one of their dogs. The other two were taken to a local vet.
According to fire officials, an electrical malfunction may be to blame.
The investigation continues.
CONQUEST, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two people and a dog have died following a fire, in the Town of Conquest, State Police in Auburn confirm.
The fire happened around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at a house on Drake Road, not far from Route 370.
According to State Police, a neighbor noticed flames and knocked on the door to alert the residents, however, no one answered, so they called 911.
The Cayuga County Fire and State Fire responded to the scene and located a 56-year-old male and a 44-year-old woman who were dead in the bedroom at the back of the residence.
The Cayuga County Coroner responded to the scene and transported both bodies to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to determine an official cause of death.
Also located inside were three dogs, one of which was found dead. The other two dogs were taken to a local veterinarian for care.
While the preliminary investigation has determined the fire to be electrical in nature, the Cayuga County Fire and State Fire are still investigating the cause.
The investigation continues. NewsChannel 9 will update you once we learn more.