INVERNESS, Ill. (CBS) — Two people were found dead late Sunday in a house fire in northwest suburban Inverness.
Firefighters from neighboring Palatine were called to 219 Bradwell Rd. in Inverness just before 6 p.m.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting Incident
They arrived to find flames coming from the back of the house.
A couple believed to be in their 80s did not make it out.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Temperatures Climbing; Sunny Skies Ahead
A neighbor spoke to the victims earlier in the day and had planned to have them over later.
“It was a devastating loss for all of us,” said neighbor Tom Kennedy. “I’m still, I guess, in a little bit of a state of shock. I just can’t accept it. You’re talking to him – an hour later, you find out he died.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
There was no word on the cause of the fire late Sunday. The fire chief said aside from firefighters having to crawl over a few snowbanks, the weather was not a factor in fighting the fire.