TUPPER LAKE — State Police confirmed Monday morning that a camper fire in Tupper Lake resulted in two fatalities.

Kerry Jacobs, 48, of Fort Covington, and Thomas Smiddy, 53, of Fort Covington, have been tentatively identified as the victims of the fatal fire, according to a state police press release.

The Tupper Lake and Piercefield Fire Departments responded to the camp site and located the two victims, deceased, in the debris.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., Saturday, state troopers were called to the scene of a camper fire at Township 19 Camp on Pitchfork Pond Road, according to the press release.

An investigation by law enforcement revealed other campers were driving past the campsite when they noticed smoke coming from the area, according to the press release, which states the campers investigated further and found a tow-behind camper that had been destroyed by fire.

The press release states an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Autopsies are pending on both victims to determine their cause of death, according to the press release.

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