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3 children die in East Texas house fire

Published On: Apr 07 2013 07:10:12 PM CDT
Texas News - spotlight
WINONA, Texas -

(AP) - Three children under the age of 9 have died in an East Texas house fire.
    
Winona Police Chief Bryan Richards says three boys ages 4, 6 and 9 died when a fire broke out in a small house early Sunday.
    
Richards says an 8-year-old boy and two adults have been hospitalized for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. He says four other children in the house at the time weren't injured.
    
Richards says authorities believe the two hospitalized adults are the parents of one of the deceased boys, but it's unclear what the other family relationships are.
    
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation by the Smith County fire marshal.
    
Winona is about 100 miles east of Dallas.