2 dead in house fire in Blount County

BLOUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead following a house fire in Blount County.

The blaze was reported around 5 a.m. Tuesday in the Blountsville community. Temperatures were around 20 degrees at the time on one of the coldest nights of the season so far.

The coroner’s office says a male and a female died in the fire, but no further information is available on the victims or the cause of the fire.

Blountsville is about 50 miles north of Birmingham.

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