Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people who were found dead inside a Sioux City house this morning.

Sioux City Fire Marshal Mark Aesoph says firefighters and police were dispatched to the home in Sioux City’s Riverside neighborhood shortly after eight a.m.

“At that time we did discover two fatalities, what appear to be fire fatalities at this time,” Aesoph says. “The investigation is just getting underway. We have an investigator coming in from the State Fire Marshal’s Office at this time. We’re actually going to await his arrival until we get into the investigation.”

Aesoph says no other details about the fire or the identities of the victims will be released until a 4 p.m. news conference at the city’s fire department headquarters.

By Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City