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3 children die, another critical after Michigan house fire

October 30, 2019 GMT
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The aftermath of a fire at a home in the 2000 block of New York Avenue near Lake Lansing Road seen Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Three were killed and four injured according to fire officials. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
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The aftermath of a fire at a home in the 2000 block of New York Avenue near Lake Lansing Road seen Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Three were killed and four injured according to fire officials. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An early morning fire that engulfed a home in the Michigan capital has killed three children, left a fourth in critical condition and injured three more people.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in north Lansing at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say relatives told firefighters that three children were trapped inside. First responders rescued the children ages 8, 5 and 3 years, and rushed them to a hospital where they were declared dead.

Authorities say a 5-year-old child is in critical condition and a 31-year-old man is being treated at the University of Michigan Burn Center. A 26-year-old woman and an 18-month-old are stable.

The names of those killed and injured have not been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.