Published: Mar 08, 2013 12:35 PM EST
Updated: Mar 08, 2013 2:55 PM EST

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The elderly couple who died in a house fire Thursday morning has been identified as 85-year-old John Fitzmaruice, Jr. and 79-year-old Carole Fitzmaruice.

When firefighters arrived to the home on Sorrento Court in Punta Gorda, they found the couple had already passed away.

Investigators say the fire started in the living room and was accidental. They say it was most likely caused by faulty electrical wiring.