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Oklahoma City house fire kills 5

Dec. 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM   |   Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A house fire in Oklahoma City claimed the lives of four children and one adult, fire officials said. Another adult is in critical condition.

The fire was reported at 6:45 a.m. at a home in north Oklahoma City, The Oklahoman reported.

Fire Battalion Chief Randy Cornelius said crews battled the blaze as firefighters found the bodies.

"This was an intense fire," Cornelius said. "It was pretty dangerous."

Fire Major Tammy McKinney confirmed the victims were four children and one adult. Another adult is in critical condition at a local hospital. Three of the family's pets also died in the fire.

Officials are investigating the incident.

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