Two of the three people who died in a house fire in New Castle early Wednesday have been identified.

New Castle Fire Chief Michael Kobbe told 21 News that Courtney Payne, 41, and her 17-year-old daughter Terrianna Payne both died inside of the home. The third victim, 18-year-old Xzavia Booker was visiting Payne's house.

The fire broke out at 5:30 a.m. on the 700 block of West Clayton Street. New Castle Fire Department said that Courtney Payne called 911 from inside of the home but was having trouble speaking and breathing.

Firefighters saw a large amount of smoke pouring from the home's windows as well as flames on the side of the home when they arrived.

First responders found Terrianna Payne in the kitchen, a victim on a stairway, and another victim in an upstairs bedroom. The house was being searched to make sure there were no more victims. It is unclear which victim was Courtney.

The Lawrence County Coroner and New Castle Police are investigating.

Cheif Kobbe says it appears the fire started in the kitchen. Foul play is not suspected.

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