When the firemen managed to enter the house, it was too late to do anything for its residents, whose bodies were discovered in their kitchen, HLN reports.
“They are elderly people, unfortunately, we were unable to save them,” Peter Dreelinck, lieutenant of the fire department, told VRT. “The fire was really too intense, it was difficult to access the house, everything was closed and the shutters were lowered,” he added.
At around 8:00 AM, fire fighters were still trying to get the fire under control, according to Het Nieuwsblad.
The causes leading to the fire have not been determined, Dreelinck said, adding that they were examining the scene and expected a conclusion in the course of the morning.