GATINEAU, Que. - Two people are dead after a house fire in Gatineau’s east end Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called just befofe 4 p.m. to the fire at a home on Rue de la Madeleine.

A 60-year-old man and 61-year-old woman were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead, the city of Gatineau said in a news release Friday morning.

Investigators believe the fire was likely accidental, but remain on scene to determine the cause of the blaze.