MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says two women are dead after a house fire in rural Longville early Friday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, they received a report at 12:34 a.m. Friday of a house fire at a residence in Kego Township.

When deputies and other emergency responders arrived, they found the home fully engulfed in fire. Efforts to extinguish the fire began right away.

Two deceased victims, identified as 86-year-old Alice Moe from Longville and 48-year-old Toni Mix from Remer, were found inside the residence.

Both were taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsies.

The investigation into the fire continues.