Elderly couple killed in house fire

Two people were killed Sunday morning in a house fire in Westland. 

Family members identify the deceased as 83-year-old Genevieve and 84-year-old Bill Smith. The two were transported to Garden City hospital but succumbed to their injuries. 

Family members sent Fox 2 this message late Sunday, "our grandparents were wonderful people with a loving family that misses them dearly. We honor them with beautiful memories."

Officials say the fire broke out at the Smith's home in the 8400 block of Freemont Street in Westland around 3:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

The fire is believed to have started in a bedroom and spread throughout the house. The cause of the fire, according to officials is of electrical causes. 

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