Two Kahoka residents are dead following a mid day house fire Friday.

Firefighters called to a residence in the 500 block of West Commercial Street at 12:36 p-m They found the house fully engulfed in flames. Kahoka Police say two bodies were found after firefighters extinguished the flames. Obituaries posted on the Wilson Funeral Home website say 57 year old Martha Lapsley and 55 year old James Neves died in a house fire Friday. The Missouri State Fire Marshall’s office is investigating the cause of the fire. Autopsies are scheduled for the fire victims.