2 Dead after Fire destroys Defuniak Springs Home

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. - A house fire in Defuniak Springs kills two people.

Reports say officials were called to the home around 10pm Friday night following two 911 calls regarding a structure fire. 

Deputies arrived at the scene on Cotton Lane to heavy smoke and flames coming from inside. Firefighters worked quickly to put out the blaze. 

Once extinguished, two bodies were found inside the home. The victims have been identified as 54 year-old Sherrie Renee Urciolo, and 51 year-old Herbert M. Smith, Jr. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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