ADVANCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been found dead after a southeast Missouri house fire.

The Southeast Missourian ( ) reports that the fire started Monday morning in the Stoddard County town of Advance. Stoddard County Coroner Kenny Pope identified the dead as 43-year-old Andrea Carlisle and 41-year-old Hercheal Stephens. An autopsy is planned for Wednesday to determine how they died.

The property sustained exterior fire damage to the second floor, including a hole in one wall and two smaller holes in the roof.


Information from: Southeast Missourian,