MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in southwestern Minnesota say two women died Monday morning when flames engulfed a hog barn.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said flames were reported around 9:20 a.m. at a New Horizon Farms barn, located just east of Jasper.

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Crews from five fire departments responded to the blaze, which started when employees were pressure washing the barn.

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Sharla Drew, 50, and Kristy Giesler, 32, both of Jasper, died in the fire, the sheriff’s office said.

No hogs were inside the barn when burned down.

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The State Fire Marshall Office’s is investigating the cause of the fire.