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Ste. Gen couple killed in house fire

Mar 05, 2013 -- 11:30am


A man and woman were found dead after a house fire in Ste. Genevieve. 70-year old Aloysius Charles Hotop and 68-year old Donna Marie Hotop were found dead after a fire at their home.

Fire Chief Mick Schwent says police reports indicate a fire at a home at 498 South Fourth Street

Sunday at 4:05 pm. Firefighters found heavy smoke on the east side of the house which was engulfed in flames. Neighbors said the residents were still inside. Firefighters could not gain entry due to an extreme amount of debris in the house. When the fire was out they found the man and woman dead. Both appeared to have died from smoke inhalation. The fire has been ruled accidental.

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