Two people confirmed dead after Palestine fire

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    Press release on the fire in Palestine

    Saturday, September 28 2013 9:11 PM EDT2013-09-29 01:11:36 GMT
    Released by the city of Palestine:Palestine, TX - Just after midnight, Palestine Police dispatch received a report of a structure fire at 119 East Oak Street. Palestine Fire Department responded with threeMore >
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Two people have been confirmed dead following a fire in Palestine.

The fire started at around 12 o'clock last night in the 100 block of East Oak Street. Officials say the deceased are a male and female, but have not yet released their identities.

According to the fire chief, the building that once stood there was a thrift store. Officials have not yet determined a cause to this fire nor have they released a cause of death with the two victims. Their bodies have been sent off for an autopsy.

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