A barber at Genesis Salon in Goshen noticed smoke coming from a nearby house Thursday afternoon.
His co-workers thought one of their neighbors was grilling out.
But the serious nature of what was happening just across the ally way became clear when sirens started blaring and lights started flashing.
Around 2:30 PM the Goshen Fire Department responded to a fire at a house on Pike Street.
Someone at a nearby business who spotted smoke had called it in.
When firefighters got inside, they made a grave discovery, an adult woman and two small children.
Appearances can be deceiving. From the outside, the house appeared to be in fine condition, but on the inside it was a different story.
Both the fire department and the police department say they have no reason to suspect foul play at this point, but the investigation is still underway and they have not ruled anything out.