Children Die In House Fire

Two children have died in a house fire in northern North Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported that a 12-year-old girl and her 1-year old brother died in the fire Monday night in Henderson. The children were trapped in the bedroom where the fire started and firefighters were unable to reach them.

Their 16-year-old brother who was looking after them was able to escape and ran for help.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims.

Fire officials do not know where the parents were at the time of the fire. Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson says the cause is still under investigation, but damage was mostly limited to the bedroom.

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