Two die in southeast Iowa house fire

Two people have died in an early-morning house fire in southeast Iowa.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl says 59-year-old Audie Ellard and 52-year-old Karma Ellard were killed Monday in the fire in the Lee County community of St. Paul.

Firefighters found both victims inside the house. The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m.

Firefighters found the house engulfed in flames when they arrived.

A cause of the fire hasn't been released.