METHUEN, Mass. (AP) -- Fire officials say two people have died in an early morning house fire in Methuen.
The fire was spotted at about 3 a.m. Wednesday by a police officer on routine patrol.
Official describe the victims as an elderly married couple. Their names were not immediately made public.
The fire apparently started in the garage area but the exact cause remains under investigation.
Some nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.