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INVERNESS, Ill. — An elderly couple was found dead following a house fire in Inverness Sunday night, according to fire officials.

Authorities say the fire ignited in the back of the house, located in the 200 block of Bradwell Road, just before 5 p.m. Neighbors say the victims, believed to be in their 80s, lived in the house for more than 30 years. They called it a tragic loss for the neighborhood.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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