The scene of a fatal house fire on the Brule Shore Road, in the Tatamgouche area that claimed three lives early Sunday morning, will remain under police protection until officials receive autopsy results, expected later today. Sherry Martell - Transcontinental Media
TATAMAGOUCHE - A weekend house fire in Tatamagouche has claimed the lives of three people.
Tatamagouche firefighters raced to 950 Brule Shore Rd. at about 12:37 a.m. Sunday to find the two-storey home fully engulfed.
"We had evidence there were people there, but we couldn't account for them ... we couldn't get in," said Tatamagouche deputy chief Brad Smith. "We could see right through the walls, it was just a ball of fire."
Three bodies were recovered Sunday morning while firefighters, RCMP and a fire marshal's office representative were on scene.
Colchester County RCMP did not officially release the identity of the three people who died in the blaze. Police expect an autopsy to confirm their identities today.