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Two dead in house fire in northern Wisconsin

MERCER (WAOW) – Two people died when a fire destroyed a home near Mercer, the Iron County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

A 37-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were pronounced dead at the scene on old Highway 51, the agency said in a statement. No names were released.

The fire was reported about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The home was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, authorities said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation late Thursday afteroon, the sheriff's department said.

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