Victims of St. George house fire died of smoke inhalation: fire marshal

Fire officials say the four people who died in a house fire Tuesday in St. George, N.B., were all killed by smoke inhalation.

Police and the provincial fire marshal's office confirmed the fire was not considered suspicious in nature, but the fire marshal said the exact cause remained undetermined.

The fire on South Street was reported shortly after noon and the four occupants of the old house were later pronounced dead at the scene.

The RCMP confirmed Thursday that the four deceased included an 80-year-old woman and three men in their 50s, but their names were not released.

Rick Doucet, who represents the area in the provincial legislature, has confirmed the victims were Esther Boyd and her adult sons Davey, Billy and Robbie.

Davey was an honorary member of the St. George fire department.