The Fire Marshall attended and examined the scene, and it is believed that the fire started in the kitchen area. Autopsies are being performed to confirm the cause of death, however, foul play is not suspected. The names of the deceased are not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.
At 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 13, 2010, the Sussex Fire Department and Sussex RCMP responded to a 911 call of a structural fire on Main Street, in Sussex. The structure included two apartments and a business, but the fire was contained to the lower apartment. A 44-year-old woman from Sussex and a 20-year-old man from Saint John were found deceased in the apartment.