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House Fire Claims 5 Children in Bentonville

BENTONVILLE, AR - Bentonville fire officials say five children died in a house fire this morning. 

Fire Chief Dan White says the fire call came in at 1:22 a.m.  He says the children were upstairs in the house, while their parents slept downstairs.

The chief says the parents were awakened by a smoke alarm but they could not get upstairs due to fire and smoke.  The fire is under investigation but White says the blaze appears to be accidental.

The children range in age from 7 to 13.  Their names have not been released, but the chief says all in the home were from the same family. 

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