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ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- Two people are dead after a house fire in Rockdale County Tuesday.

It happenedright before noon at a home on Mountain View Circle just off of Irwin Bridge Road.

Someone was passing by the home and dialed 911 after noticing smoke coming from the right side of the house. Fire officials found one victim in the living room, then found the second elsewhere in the home.

Neighbor Michelle Smith said one of the people killed was her dear friend, whom she calls Peggy."Peggy" died in the fire along with an elderly man.

The name of the man has not been released, and the name "Peggy" has not been confirmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and working smoke detectors are also in question.