House fire kills Mount Lebanon couple

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MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. —

Two people were killed Thursday morning in a house fire in Mount Lebanon.

Firefighters were called to a home on McNeilly Road about 7:30 a.m. Thursday for a house fire with heavy smoke.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner‘s Office identified the couple as Dennis Miller, 61, and Susan Miller, 56.

Mt. Lebanon Deputy police Chief Mike Gallagher said the house was fully engulfed when police and fire crews arrived. Firefighters contained the fire in about 25 minutes and found the victims inside, Gallagher said.

Allegheny County fire marshal and homicide investigators are involved, Gallagher said. He said authorities don‘t know the cause of the fire but saw nothing suspicious.

Neighbors said the Millers both suffered from health problems. Susan Miller fell and broke a bone earlier this year, and Dennis Miller used oxygen, said Mary Sullivan, who lived next door to the couple for nearly 30 years.

“They‘re really nice people,” Sullivan said. “They would do anything for you. It breaks my heart.”

Firefighters and officials from Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Dormont and Allegheny County responded.

Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.