REWEY — Two people died in a house fire in Rewey early Friday morning.
The bodies of Wesley Peat, 51, and Eunice Johnson, 62, were found inside the house after the fire at 521 West St. was reported before 2:30 a.m.
Peat’s and Johnson’s bodies, which were found about 12 hours after the fire was reported, were positively identified after an autopsy in Madison Saturday. The autopsy found that Peat and Johnson died of thermal injuries and smoke inhalation.
By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, the house was reportedly completely engulfed in flames. Rewey firefighters and First Responders were assisted on the scene by Iowa County sheriff’s deputies, Montfort firefighters and Livingston First Responders.
Investigators told area media that space heaters in the house and an oxygen tank Johnson reportedly used may have contributed to the fire, but the cause of the fire has not been determined yet.
The Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation Fire Marshal’s office are investigating.