Two Children Perish in Fire in Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, AR - A fire at a Russellville apartment has claimed the lives of two toddlers.  Officials say the children were brothers and were ages 1 and 2.

Investigators say the fire late yesterday afternoon appears to have started in a back room where the toddlers were.  An adult and another child escaped the apartment.  Investigators say the fire does not appear to have been set deliberately.

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