CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — Two people and a dog have been found dead after a house fire in central Colorado.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says the fire occurred Monday afternoon at a home in the small community of Cotopaxi.

Undersheriff Megan Richards says in a news release Tuesday that the names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Richards says the home was destroyed.

Colorado Bureau of Investigations is assisting local officials with investigating the cause of the fire.

Cotopaxi is about 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) southwest of Colorado Springs.