2 children killed in Tennessee house fire

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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP/WKRN) – A fire chief says two children have died in a house fire in northwest Tennessee.

Martin Fire Chief Jamie Summers tells media outlets that the fire occurred Sunday night and was extinguished after four hours.

Summers says the victims became trapped on the second floor. Maliyah, 7, and Abreanna Yarbrough, 8, were found inside their bedroom hugging each other, according to their father Austin Morris.

The children’s bodies have been sent to Memphis for autopsies.

Summers says two adults and two other children escaped the fire. The cause and origin are still under investigation. The chief says the home had working smoke detectors.

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