Two people found dead inside burned out home

January 7, 2010 10:05:26 PM PST
Two people are dead, found inside a burning home in east Harris County Thursday night. A neighbor who noticed flames at the home on Elsbeth near Lake Court called the fire department. When firefighters arrived shortly after 8pm, the single story home was consumed by blames.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire without problems, but once they went inside, they found the bodies of a man and a woman, both appearing to be in their 50s.

"Right now, what we're doing is gathering information, conducting our initial investigation to determine the cause of the fire so we can move forward with the overall investigation," said Lt. Mitch Weston with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is treating this as a crime scene until investigators can figure out what happened at the home.