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Two Children Die in Newark Fire

January 5, 1999

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) _ Two baby girls died Monday night in an apartment fire that was being investigated by homicide and arson experts, police said.

The girls were ages 2 and nine months, police Sgt. Derek Glenn said.

Jim Langenbach, chief of the arson squad, said the fire apparently started in a third-floor apartment and the girls were found in an adjacent apartment.

Twelve families lived in the building. Glenn did not know how many apartments were destroyed.

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