OCONTO—Two Oconto County residents died in a house fire Saturday.

The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office reports that the Emergency Dispatch Center received a call at 8:23 a.m. Saturday from a passing motorist of a residential structure fire in the 1600 block of North Maiden Lake Road in the Town of Riverview.

The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office and Riverview Fire Department responded to the scene. Upon arrival, Fire Department personnel observed the residential structure was largely consumed by fire down to the foundation. During fire suppression efforts, first responders located two deceased individuals inside the structure.

An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, the Riverview Fire Department, the Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation-Arson Bureau.

The names or gender of the victims were not released.