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House fire in Aberdeen leaves 2 children unaccounted for

May 9, 2014

A fully involved house fire in Aberdeen may have claimed 2 lives this morning.

The Aberdeen Fire Department received the call about the fire in the 700 block of 8th Avenue, and witnesses said that they could hear residents yelling from inside.

An elderly couple and a woman at the home were able to escape with the help of witnesses who used a ladder to bring the adults out, but 2 children are unaccounted for.

Aberdeen Fire Chief Tom Hubbard told KXRO that he wanted to stress the heroics of the residents and police officers that arrived at the home before firefighters. Without their assistance, all in the house may have lost their lives.

Firefighters are on scene.

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