A house fire in Fort Valley left two people dead just before midnight on Friday, according to a post from the Fort Valley Department of Public Safety.

It says crews responded around 11:58 p.m. to a house fire on North First Street.

They found 43-year-old Alonzo Smith and 16-year-old Shakenya Smith injured inside the home.

The two were taken to the Peach County Hospital where they later died from their injuries.

The post says the cause of the fire is believed to be a cooking fire in the kitchen, but it is an ongoing investigation.