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Four killed in Columbus house fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Fire officials in Columbus, Ohio, are investigating the cause of an early morning blaze that killed a young mother and three of her children.

A neighbor says she was awakened by screams coming from the two-story home about 5:30 a.m. Friday, WBNS-TV reports.

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Ten people were inside the house at the time but six were able to get to safety including the 18-year-old mother.

However, Battalion Chief Doug Smith says the mother apparently went back inside where she and her three children, ages 2, 1, and 2 weeks, were found dead in a second-floor bedroom.

Smith says the entire house was filled with smoke when firefighters arrived.

Two firefighters were taken to OSU Medical center for treatment of burns.

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