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Officials: 4 dead in Pa. fire, including 3 kids

Officials: Woman, 3 children killed in northeastern Pa. fire that tore through several homes By The Associated Press

SHENANDOAH, Pa. (AP) ' Authorities say a woman and three children are dead after a fire tore through several homes in the northeastern Pennsylvania town of Shenandoah.

According to Schuylkill (SKOO'-kul) County's deputy coroner, the row house blaze killed 28-year-old Tiffany Matejick-Sanchez and her 10-year-old son, Christian.

The two other victims were Sanchez's nephews, 10-year-old Damien Lopez and 7-month-old Aziah Hernandez.

A fourth boy identified as another son of Sanchez was taken a hospital for treatment.

Fire officials say the house was fully engulfed and flames were spreading to neighboring homes when they arrived around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday.

At least a dozen residents were forced to evacuate.

Deputy coroner Andrew Szczyglak (SHIZ'-lack) says autopsies are planned for Tuesday night. A state police fire marshal will investigate the cause of the blaze.

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