Two senior citizens were killed after a fire hit their house at SSS Village in Barangay Concepcion 2 in Marikina City before dawn Saturday.
The fatalities were initially identified only as Fernando, 74, and Boy, 68.
Neighbors said the victims had been living by themselves in the house for the past month.
Firefighters said it was not immediately clear if the two died from suffocation or burns.
Initial investigation showed the fire started at about 2:45 a.m. and reached the second alarm, and was put out before 4 a.m.
Arson investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. PNA