Woman, 3 Children Killed in Ohio House Fire

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a woman and her three children have been found dead inside an Ohio home that caught fire while temperatures hovered near zero (negative 18 Celsius).

The Akron Fire Department says firefighters responded to the blaze around 9 a.m. Wednesday. A department spokeswoman says firefighters attempted to get inside the home to rescue people but could not because of flames that had engulfed the structure.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that a man managed to escape. The bodies of the women and children were found in different parts of the home.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says the children were ages 10, 7 and 5. Neither the mother’s age nor the identity of the family has been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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