{Updated 6/24/14 @ 4:18 p.m.}

According to authorities, Adair County Coroner Brian Noe has identified the victims as Bernice Johnson, 78, of Kirksville and her daughter, Lynice Newton, 54. Noe said it was Johnson’s residence where the fire happened.

A House fire Tuesday morning in Kirksville has reportedly claimed the life of a mother and daughter, though their identities have not yet been released.

Crews with the Kirksville Fire Department were called to a home in Schockey’s Trailer Court just before 5 a.m. As they entered through the front door they found the first victim, and after being told by neighbors there should be another resident, emergency responders searched further into the structure, finding the second victim.

No word on what the caused the fire. The Missouri State Fire Marshall is in charge of the ongoing investigation.