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2 people killed in early morning Lawrence house fire

Fire reported around 4 a.m. in 5300 block of East Hill Drive
Posted at 8:46 AM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 08:46:07-04

LAWRENCE — Two people were killed in a house fire Wednesday morning in Lawrence, according to the fire department.

Lawrence Fire Department Chief Dino Batalis said the fire at a home in the 5300 block of East Hill Drive was reported just after 4 a.m..

The house was about 75% engulfed when firefighters arrived. Crews found one victim after they entered the house, and a second during a later search.

Batalis said there were no other injuries to civilians or firefighters.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.