GOLCONDA, Ill. (AP) – Authorities in Pope County in Southern Illinois responding to a house fire discovered the bodies of three people.

KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau, Mo. is reporting that the fire occurred in the unincorporated community of Hamletsburg at the far southern end of the county.

The station reports that when firefighters arrived after responding to several 911 calls that came in Sunday at about 3 a.m. they found the three bodies inside the home.

The sheriff’s department did not immediately have any information about the identities of the victims or the possible cause of the blaze.

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