COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A fire in the Hilltop area Friday morning left two people dead.  

Around 7:40 a.m., a fire was reported at a home in the 300 block of Lechner Avenue.  

According to firefighters, two people inside the home had to be rescued and were transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Both were reported to have died hours apart.

Firefighters remain on scene and the cause of the fire is under investigation.