Two deadly house fires under investigation in South Bend, Osceola

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Two people died after a home on Walnut Street caught fire on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Photo supplied/ABC 57)

Two deadly house fires are under investigation in South Bend and Osceola.

Two people died in the fire in South Bend.

Fire crews were called around 4:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, to the 800 block of South Walnut Street.

Upon arrival, crews rescued two residents from the porch roof, and two residents were removed from the second floor of the home.

It took about 20 minutes to put the fire out.

In total, three adults and one child were taken to the hospital, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.

Two adults died due to smoke-related injuries.

The cause of fire has not yet been revealed.


A man and a dog were found dead inside a home that caught fire in Osceola.

St. Joseph County Police were called just after 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, to the 10000 block of Lehman Street.
Upon arrival, officers found the home on fire. Inside, the found the man and dog dead. The victim has been identified as 64 year-old Richard Lueneburg. A second dog survived the fire and was transported to the Humane Society by responding officers.
The incident is being investigated by St. Joseph County Police Department, the State Fire Marshal and the St. Joseph County Coroner.

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