GALVESTON, Texas - A house fire in Galveston Wednesday night has claimed two lives.

Firefighters responded to the blaze around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 4300 block of Avenue Q 1/2 near 43rd Street.

Officials say a man died in the fire. Firefighters rescued a woman who was then transported to UTMB but doctors weren't able to save her. Both victims were in their 70s.

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.