Investigators Probe La Crosse County Fatal Fire

Investigators in the La Crosse area are looking for the cause of a fire that took the lives of two young cousins on Wednesday.

A two-year-old and a three-year-old died when fire spread through a home on French Island in the Town of Campbell on La Crosse's northside. Authorities say the house was owned by the children’s grandparents. Authorities also say the children were alone in the home. Police say the grandmother was at work and the grandfather was apparently at an appointment.

A town volunteer fire department chief and a Wisconsin state trooper spotted smoke coming from the house and tried to gain entry, but flames and smoke drove them back.