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Five Bodies Found in Burned N. Idaho Home

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OROFINO, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho fire official says an extension cord hooked to an electric grill on a porch shorted out and started a house fire that killed five people Saturday morning.

Orofino Fire Chief Mike Lee said the house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after a neighbor reported the blaze at 1:38 a.m.

He said smoke inhalation likely killed the two adults and three teens whose bodies were also badly burned in the fire. He said the dead were a family of four plus a teenage friend who was sleeping over to help celebrate a birthday.

Autopsies are planned Monday, but he says there's no sign of foul play. Lee says townspeople shocked at the loss have already put teddy bears and flowers at the home.

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OROFINO, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in northern Idaho say five bodies have been found inside a house that caught fire Saturday morning.

The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office says the fire was reported at 1:38 a.m. in Orofino.

Authorities say the names and ages of those killed have not been determined.

The Idaho State Fire Marshal, Orofino Police Department and Idaho State Police are investigating.