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WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) _ A fast-moving fire burned through a two-story home early Wednesday, killing four people, two of them children, police said.

Neighbors said the victims were sisters, aged 9 and 10, an adult stepbrother and the stepbrother's girlfriend. A man in a wheelchair, whom neighbors said was the girls' father, was rescued by neighbors and hospitalized in fair condition.

Three other people escaped uninjured.

Police said the fire broke out about 6 a.m.

``I saw smoke coming out of the downstairs windows,'' said neighbor Ellen Gomez. ``We were telling them to jump. It was within minutes that the yelling stopped.''

The names and ages of the victims were not immediately released. Officials were trying to contact the victims' relatives.

The cause and origin of the blaze were under investigation.