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Children Killed in Lansing House Fire

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)

Three dead, a fourth in critical condition

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.

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)

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.

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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