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4 children killed in fast-moving house fire

July 5, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving fire in southwest Philadelphia has killed four children and burned through a number of adjoining homes.

Fire department officials say there is no immediate word on how many others were injured in blaze that destroyed eight homes in the row and engulfed a total of 10 houses.

Authorities tell The Associated Press the fire started shortly before 3 a.m. local time Saturday, and was brought under control an hour later. There is no immediate word on the cause.

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