Minneapolis firefighters rescued two men from a burning house Tuesday night on the city's North Side, but a third person inside died.

Crews were called to a residence near the intersection of N. 26th and Knox avenues in the Jordan neighborhood about 11 p.m. Tuesday. They made entry into the house and found a fire in a second-floor bedroom, said Fire Chief Bryan Tyner.

Firefighters pulled one man out of the bedroom where the fire started. Another man was also rescued, but a third man died, Tyner said.

One of the survivors was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation. His condition was not immediately known. The other did not require medical assistance, Tyner said. The cause is under investigation.

TIM HARLOW