Elderly couple dies in Toledo house fire

TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo fire officials have identified the victims of a Saturday house fire on the city's east side as an elderly husband and wife.

Firefighters discovered 78-year-old Helen Rogowski and 84-year-old Joe Rogowski dead inside their home on Fassett Street while fighting a fire reported around 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Fire Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld told The Blade of Toledo that the blaze was "well-advanced" when crews arrived. Further information on what may have caused the fire was not immediately available.

The newspaper said neighbors described Helen Rogowski as bedridden.

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