2 found dead in St. Joseph County house fire

A home along Silver Street in Mendon was destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning. (WWMT/Jason Puhr)

Two people were discovered dead at a St. Joseph County home that was destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning.

Flames broke out around 3:45 a.m. at the house in the 53000 block of Silver Street and crews from multiple fire departments arrived to the home engulfed in flames

“It was a ball of fire when we got here. We’re not going to risk our firemen to go inside when it’s that on fire," Mendon Township Fire Chief Al Avery said.

Silver Street between Portage Lake Road and Pinhook Road was shut down while crews put out the fire.

Michigan State Police confirm that two people were found in the house and St. Joseph County Sheriff Department is investigating the deaths.

There is no word yet about what may have caused the fire.

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