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CHICAGO (WLS) — A man and woman were found dead Thursday night at a house fire in Chicago’s Northwest Side Old Irving Park neighborhood.

The pair were found dead after a fire engulfed a home in the 4200-block of North Kildare Avenue about 9:20 p.m., Chicago police said. Now investigators are trying to pinpoint a cause.

Witnesses said the fire got intense quickly. An 86-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman were found inside the home and pronounced dead at the scene.

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“It was very intense; the heat was pushing everybody back,” Chicago Fire Deputy District Chief Brian McKermitt said. “A truck and a squad were making an intense push to get in there to search. When they did finally get the fire under control … they were able to get in and do a search of the area, and they found the victims.”

A 61-year-old woman who was also inside got out unharmed.

The identities of the victims had not yet been released Friday morning.

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