DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — A couple and their three children died in a house fire that could have been burning for an hour before a neighbor called authorities.
A neighbor called authorities after noticing "a huge glow" from the fire in a two-story, wood-frame duplex, acting Dennis Fire Chief John Donlan said. Firefighters in the Cape Cod town were unable to immediately enter the duplex because of flames and because a portion of the roof collapsed.
Smoke detectors apparently had not been working.