A 71-year-old woman and two people believed to be her daughter and son-in-law died in a fire that destroyed a house in Gojome, Akita Prefecture, on Sunday morning.
According to police, a neighbor called 119 at around 4:30 a.m. to report that flames were coming from the home of Tomoko Ichinoseki.
Neighbors said Ichinoseki lived alone, but she was visited by her daughter and son-in-law, who were in their 40s, on Saturday, Fuji TV reported
The blaze, which destroyed the two-story wooden house, was extinguished at around 6 a.m.
Firefighters found the remains of three people – two near the front entrance and one in the living room – and believe they were overcome by smoke inhalation before they could get out.© Japan Today