A fire investigation revealed there was no foul play involved in the deaths of two Rio Rancho residents during a house fire.
In the early morning of March, 27, Rio Rancho Fire and Rescue and the Rio Rancho Police Department were dispatched to a call of a structure fire at 1856 Doral Park Road SE.
By the time they arrived at the scene, a large portion of the house was engulfed in flames. A piece of the roof collapsed shortly after they arrived.
RRFR later found two people dead inside the home, 25-year-old Josiah Inventor and 26-year-old Clarissa Bradfield.
The multi-agency investigation, involving Fire and Rescue RRPD, the New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office and the NM State Police, determined there was no evidence of foul play in the two deaths and the agencies were unable to identify a specific cause of the fire, according to a Fire and Rescue press release.
“All the necessary notifications regarding the finality of the investigation were made to the involved families on April 20,” the release states. “Our thoughts are with everyone involved during this trying time.”