Authorities: 2 children die in house fire in central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two children have died in a house fire in central Ohio.

A spokesman for the Columbus Division of Fire says two children, ages 10 and 12, were dead at the scene Tuesday morning. Battalion Chief Steve Martin says the children were reported to be a boy and a girl.

Martin says at least one other person was in the house, but was able to escape the fire. The relationship of that person to the children wasn’t immediately known.

Neighbors called 911 to report the fire shortly before 6 a.m. Martin says the house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but crews were able to put out the blaze quickly.

He says investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.

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